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Aluminum Windows: type of window where the frame and sash are made out of aluminum. Besides their superior strength, one of the few windows great for noise reduction.

Bottom rail: bottom horizontal part of a window sash.

Casing or trim: exposed molding or framing around a window or door that covers the space between the frame and wall.

Caulk: rubber based material used to seal cracks and fill joints to prevent water and air leakage.

Coated glass: glass with a reflective exterior surface; can help protect you from UV rays.

Drip cap: horizontal molding used to divert water from the top casing so that it drips beyond the outside of the frame; this can prevent water damage.

Fenestration: the design and placement of window openings in a home or building.

Fixed window: type of window that doesn’t open.
Hinge: a moveable joint that allows a window to swing open.

Hopper light: inward opening sash that is hinged at the bottom.

Jamb depth: width of the window frame from the inside to the outside.

Moisture barrier: a material that protects your windows and doors from water damage; polyethylene is often used.

Orientation: placement of windows in regard to access, view, sun, etc.

Pane: a sheet of glass for glazing a window.

PVC: a molded plastic material used for window frames and as a thermal barrier for aluminum windows.

Reflective glass: type of glass that reflects the sun’s rays.

R-value: measure of resistance to heat flow; the higher the value, the better the heat insulating properties.

Sash: framework in which the pane of a window is set.
U-value: the rate of heat flow through a building (difference between the indoor and outdoor air temperature).

Vinyl Windows: type of window where the frame and sash are created out of vinyl. Great choice for buyers looking for an efficient and cost-effective window material. Read more here.

Weatherstripping: flexible material used to cover the joint of a window between the sash and frame; helps reduce air and water intrusion.
Weephole: small holes in the bottom edge of the storm sash to allow rain to wash away from the sill to the outside; helps prevent water damage.

Wood Windows: type of window where the frame and sash are made out of wood. Also one of the first materials used to create windows. Advantages are they can be stained and painted.

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