Most people know the general terms to describe different parts of a window. However, there are a lot of window-related terms you may or may not be familiar with. But not to worry if you’re not up to speed. That’s what the experts are for. The Master Seal team can walk you through everything you need to know about windows and window installation in Maryland. We offer a wide range of choices and information on new windows and are dedicated to making the entire process of putting in new windows as quick and easy as possible.
Some of the most common window terminology that you may or may not know include:
The frame of a window provides extra support to the window itself. It’s made up of the header, sill, and jambs.
The header is a wider support piece that goes across the entire top of the window casing to protect and support the window glass from the weight of the window wall.
Casing or Casement
This is the decorative frame around the whole window. It closes the gap between the wall and the window.
Sill or Stool
This part of the window goes from the bottom of the sash inward to the window glass.
Sashes are the horizontal and vertical pieces that hold the windowpane in place. Different windows have different numbers of sashes. For instance, a double-hung window has an upper and a lower independently moving sash, while a single-window has one sash.
The vertical pieces you’ll find on the sides of the window frame are the jambs. Jamb liners can also be added to the sides of a window to help the glass panels fit smoothly in the window sash.
A decorative piece that trims out the wall right under the sill or stool.
A stop holds the window sash at a specific position in the frame. This is used as a safety measure to reduce accidental falls by children and pets, especially on floors high above the ground.
Mullions and Grilles
These are thin decorative pieces that create the visual appearance of window panes but sit right on top of the window itself.
U-Factor or R-Value
The U-Factor rates how much heat loss there is through the window. The lower the rating, the more energy-efficient the window is. R-Value is used to rate how insulation resists heat. The higher the R-Value, the better the performance of the insulation.
This material covers the sashes to help reduce air and water leaks.
If you’ve ever noticed a small hole in the windowsill of your window, that’s what this is. It allows water and condensation to drain, preventing water damage to your window.
Window Installation Services
Master Seal sells and installs a variety of stylish and functional windows options. The right windows can enhance your views, allow more natural light into your home, and increase your home’s energy efficiency.
The types of windows we install include:
- Bay windows
- Bow windows
- Garden windows
- Vinyl replacement windows
- Glass block
The skilled and reliable team at Master Seal can help with many home products and services.
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New windows look great, add to your home’s curb appeal, and also help with energy efficiency by allowing light in and proper ventilation. But attempting to install them yourself might not be the best idea. Improperly installed windows end up costing more money in the long run. The right installation means careful planning and implementation to avoid costly mistakes. Hiring professionals can ensure you avoid wasting valuable time and money. Give the Master Seal team a call today at 855.608.1580 to get new windows in Maryland.