Windows A-Z

Windows A-Z

When replacing the windows in your home, you may be faced with a number of terms and phrases that are unfamiliar. Nobody should make you feel uncomfortable by using language that leaves you wondering what they mean.

Here are some terms that you should be familiar with...

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Air Chambers
Small honeycomb spaces within the sash and frame which help to insulate and strengthen the window.

Air Infiltration
The amount of air that passes between a window sash and frame. In windows it is measured in terms of cubic feet or air per minute, per square foot of area. The lower the number, the less air the window lets pass through.

Argon Gas
An odorless, colorless, tasteless, non-toxic gas which is six times more dense than air. It is used to replace air between the glass panes to reduce temperature transfer.

Awning Window
A top-hinged window that swings outward for ventilation.