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Glossary

 

  • Awning Window
    A style of window that is hinged at the top so that the sash can swing outward for ventilation.
  • Bay/Bow Window
    A window space projecting outward from the main walls of a building and forming a bay in a room, either square or polygonal in plan. The angles most commonly used on the inside corners of the bay are 90, 135 and 150 degrees.

    They are used to increase the flow of natural light into a building as well as provide views of the outside that would be unavailable with an ordinary window.
  • Casement Window
    A casement window (or casement) is a window that is attached to its frame by one or more hinges. Casement windows typically are hinged at the side, sometimes at the top or bottom. They are used singly or in pairs within a common frame, in which case they are hinged on the outside.
  • Double Hung Window
    A window that has two vertical operating sashes.
  • Single Hung Window
    A window with a fixed upper sash and movable lower sash that slides vertically.
  • Exterior Door
    A doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building.
  • Geometric Window
    Specialty windows of various shapes including: rectangles, triangles, trapezoids, octagons, pentagons, half-rounds, quarter-rounds, full rounds, sectors and ellipses.
  • Glazing
    Glass used in doors and windows
  • Interior Door
    A door that closes off rooms within a building.
  • Low E Glass
    Stands for low-emissivity glass. A transparent coating applied to a glass surface to separate long wave (heat) energy and short wave (light) energy. The long wave is reflected back to the heat source. The short wave is allowed to pass through the coating.
  • Obscure Glass
    Any textured glass (frosted, etched, fluted, ground, etc.) used for privacy, light diffusion, or decorative effects.
  • Patio Door
    A sliding panel that functions as a full-length movable window; suitable to interior and exterior applications.
  • Picture Window
    Large, non-operating window. It is usually longer than it is wide to provide a panoramic view.
  • Radius Window
    A window with an arched top.
  • Slider Window
    A slider window may have one or more movable panes of glass. Whatever the type, the windows slide horizontally in the frame.