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An odorless, colorless, non toxic gas that is inserted between the panes of glass to reduce temperature transfer.
A top hinged window that swings outward for ventilation.
Device for holding a vertically sliding sash in any desired position through the use of a spring or weight to counterbalance the weight of sash.
An angled combination of windows that project out from the wall of the home. The windows are usually joined at 30 or 45 degree angles.
An angled combination of windows in 3,4 to 5 lite configurations. The windows are attached at 10-degree angles to project a more circular arced appearance.
CAM LOCk AND KEEPER
The mechanism that pull sash together that pull the sash together when placed in a lock position.
A window with a side hinged sash that opens outward for ventilation.
Energy transfer by from one material to another by direct contact.
Heat transfer by currents that flow from warm surface to a colder one.
DOUBLE HUNG WINDOW
A window that has two operable sash that slide vertically.
DOUBLE STRENGTH GLASS
Glass with a thickness of approx 1/8".
INSULATING GLASS UNIT (IG UNIT)
Two or more lites of glass seperated by a spacer and hermetically sealed at the glass edges.
Two or more pieces of glass bonded together over a plastic interlayer.
A handhold for raising and lowering the sash. Rail implies that the handhold is continuous across the sash.
Glass with a transparent metallic oxide coating appliede onto or into glass surface. The coating allows short wave energy to pass through, but reflects long wave infrared energy, which improves the U-VALUE.
The horizontal sections of a pair of sash that meet when the sash are closed.
A window with a meeting rail located off center of frame, most have a 60/40 configuration.
A window that has no moveable sash.
The part of the window that contains the gas.
A window in which the sash moves horizontally. Sliders are available in 2 or 3 lite configurations, witht the 3 lite having the operable end vents.
Resistance a material has to heat flow. The higher the R VALUE, the greater the resistance.
Amount of heat transfer through a material. The lower the U VALUE, the slower the rate of heat flow and the better the insulating quality.
Mechanism that unlocks the sash and allows it to tilt from the main frame.
Specialty glass that disintergrates into small, rounded particles instead of large, sharp fragments.
SOLAR HEAT GAIN
The amount of heat absorbed into a home from the rays of sunlight.