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Common Replacement Window Terms

Understanding the Mystery of Replacement Windows

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We offer you knowledge so you can get the most out of your window replacement by understanding some of the common terms. The professionals at Community Builders can walk you through the window installation process and answer any questions you may have. We also offer you more precise knowledge with access to window terms and definitions. We want you to feel confident in your replacement window choice from Community Builders, so make sure you know your stuff!

Window Frame

Window frames are the parts that hold the glass in place. Our window frames are made with vinyl to provide a frame that is maintenance free.

Window Pane

The sheet of glass inside your window is the window pane. Community Builders has a variety of window pane options that includes double pane, triple pane, and energy efficient coating like Low-E.

Window Sash

A window sash is what holds the window pane in the window frame. These are commonly used in double hung and single hung windows, but are not in windows that operate with a hinge like awning windows.

Low-E

Low-E is a glass a glass coating on your replacement window designed to reflect infrared radiation. It helps keep the heat in your home throughout the winter and out in the summer.

Argon Gas

Argon gas is placed between the window panes to better insulate your replacement windows. These gases are inert and non-toxic; they are used to benefit your home by making your windows far more energy efficient.

Home Window

Windows that are designed for residential use are known as “home windows.” The entire window selection from Community Builders is home windows.

Bay Window

Bay windows combine three different windows and can be installed at varying angles depending on how far you want your window to extend from your home.

Bow Window

Bow windows are made by combining five windows in an arched design. Bow windows are usually made using double hung windows, or single hung windows.

Slider Window

Slider windows operate on a horizontal rail system and have a fixed pane and a sliding pane.

Double-Hung Window

Double hung windows make use of window sashes to slide up and down. Both panes are movable with this type of window and come with a tilt-in feature for safe and easy cleaning.

Single-Hung Window

Single hung windows are just like double hung windows with the key difference being that only the bottom pane moves up and down. The top pane is stationary and is incapable of moving.

Awning Windows

Awning windows do not operate with a window sash; rather they have hinges that are attached to the wall at the top of the window. This gives them the ability to open outward using a hand crank.

Replacement Windows from Community Builders of Oklahoma City

For more information regarding our energy efficient replacement windows, call us today. We will gladly help you choose the perfect window for your home. With our professional installations, we can save you a great amount on your energy bills and make your home far more comfortable by eliminating drafts. With Community Builders, you can count on elite-quality windows, professional installation, and fantastic customer service. Don’t wait any longer for gorgeous home windows, contact us today to schedule your free, in-home estimate!

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