Common Replacement Window Terms

Home Windows

Home Windows are designed specifically for residential buildings.

Window Sash

The window sash keeps the window pane in place inside the window frame. A window sashes are found in double hung and single hung windows.

Window Frame

Window frames are what hold the glass in place in a window.

Window Pane

The window pane a sheet of glass that is placed in the window. Window panes come in a variety of options including double pane, triple pane and energy efficient coating such as Low-E.


Low-E is a coating on the glass of a window which reflects infrared radiation. This allows heat to stay in your home during the cold seasons and keep the heat out during the hot seasons.

Argon Gas

Argon gas is safe, non-toxic and inert. The gas is placed between the window panes.  This creates insulation that allows the window to be more energy efficient.

Bay Windows

Bay windows consist of a combination of three different windows.  There can be a variety of angles that bay windows are installed depending on how far the window protrudes for the home.

Bow Windows

Bow Windows consist of a combination of six different window which creates and arc design. These windows usually include of hung windows or, single hung windows.

Double Hung Windows

Double hung windows use a window sash to allow the window to slide up and down. Both panes move easily.  The tilt-in feature allows for safe and easy cleaning.

Single Hung Windows

Sing hung windows differ from double hung windows in that the top pane of the single hung windows are stationary.

Awning Windows

Awning windows do not need a window sash to operate.  The hinges are attached to the wall located at the top of the window.  A hand crank must be used in order to open the window outward.

Casement Windows

Casement windows use a hinge attached to the wall to all the window to open like a book.  A hand crank must be used in order to open and close the window.

Garden Windows

Garden window protrude from a house’s exterior which allow the window to capture sunlight.  The garden window’s concept is similar to a bay window.  Garden windows however, are on a smaller scale.  The garden window includes screen twin-sealing vents and a deep shelf as a base.

Sliding Windows

Sliding windows use a rail system which allow the windows to move.  The rail system consists of a fixed pane and a sliding pane.