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When window replacement is in your future, you understandably want to know all you can about the process. From glazing to U-factor, there are many terms you may want to look into before consulting with your window replacement professional in Texas.

Check out this helpful glossary of terms to familiarize yourself while embarking on your replacement window installation journey.

Single Glazing: This is a replacement window with just a single pane of glass.

Double Glazing: This is a replacement window with two panes of glass separated by a gas-filled space like argon or krypton.

Triple Glazing: This is a replacement window with three panes of glass, also separated with a gas-filled space. These are best for colder climates.

Head: This is the uppermost part of the window, sitting above the frame’s top. It’s decorative in nature and comes in a variety of styles.

Jamb: These sit inside the window frame, comprising the main structure of the window. Usually these are the first things homeowners have to replace.

Frame: This is the outermost part of the window that holds the glass in place and also gives structural support. They can be made from many materials, such as wood, metal, vinyl, aluminum, and plastic.

Panes: This is the glass that sits inside the frame so you can see outside.

Sill: This sits at the lower end of the window, under the frame’s bottom.

Muntin Bars: While used for decorative purposes only nowadays, they were originally designed to separate and hold multiple glass panes of glass. Now, these bars are placed over one large pane of glass to give it the illusion of many smaller spaces.

Sash: This is the movable panel that holds one or more panes of glass.

Single Hung Window: This is a window with a single sash that tilts or moves up and down.

Double Hung Window: This type of window has two sashes, either tilting or moving up and down.

Bow Windows: These feature a curved configuration, which forms a semi-circular layout.

Bay Windows: These are similar to bow but come in an angled configuration, with one window in the center and two casement windows to the left and right.

Awning Windows: These are windows that swing outward from the frame, with hinges that are fixed below the window head.

Sliding Windows: These windows glide open from one side to the other via a set of rails.

U-Factor: This is a measurement of the heat transfer rate, or how well a window can insulate.

Window R Value: This is a rating of thermal resistance, or how well a window can hold in heat.

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): This is a measurement of how much solar energy can be transmitted through the window.

Contact Amazing Exteriors for Window Replacement in Texas

Now that you know all the terminology associated with replacement windows from Infinity® by Marvin®, it’s time to contact us today at 512-428-8417 for a free quote. We can take it from here!

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