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If you're looking to replace the windows in your home or car, you'll be hearing a variety of terms with which you may not be familiar. The same is true if you are installing brand new windows, for example adding on a patio that will have sliding glass doors. Keep the following terms in mind as you shop for windows, and you'll have an easy time conversing with salespersons and contractors about your upcoming replacement or new installation project.

  • Pane - A sheet of glass. Windows may have one or two panes and are called single or double-paned, respectively.
  • Vinyl - Polymer made from thermoplastic commonly used for windows. It is sometimes referred to as PVC.
  • Frame - Structure that surrounds a window or doorway and holds it in place. Frames are usually made from wood, aluminum or vinyl.
  • Sashes - Part of the frame that separates panes of glass within a window.
  • Tint - Refers to glass that has been installed with a special film, which is meant to reduce the amount of sunlight that enters a home or car. Tinted glass usually has a darker appearance than windows that have not tint.
  • Bay - A group of windows that extends outside of the facade of a house, making the room look larger, and are typically made up of at least three windows.
  • Bow - A bay window that is curved rather than angled.
  • Double-Hung - Arrangement of two windows stacked one on top of the other and separated by a sash; Double-hung windows typically slide or open outward.
  • Casement - Window attached with hinges. Casement windows often open using a crank.
  • Transom - Window positioned above a door.
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    Sacramento Window
    5710 Sanburg Drive, Sacramento, CA 95819
    Sacramento Window can help you find the perfect Renewal by Andersen brand replacement windows or patio doors for your Sacramento area home. Visit WindowReplacementSacramento.com today and schedule
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    East County Glass & Window Inc
    441 East 10th Street, Pittsburg, CA 94565
    East County Glass & Window specializes in commercial and residential glass in the Pittsburg area. We install and replace shower doors, windows, storefront and other glass products. Call us today!
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    Mobile Glass-On the Go
    25 Cadillac Dr Ste 220, Sacramento, CA 95825
    Your neighborhood glass guy, offering windshield repair, auto glass replacement, glass repair and mobile service. We cater to autos, SUVs, trucks and other vehicles. Expert window and glass repair and replacement.
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    Southgate Glass
    6852 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823
    (916) 421-1723
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    1100 Business Park Dr, Dixon, CA 95620
    (707) 693-9231
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    630 Fairway Dr, Galt, CA 95632
    (209) 745-1513
    Genesis Window Tinting
    9291 Bendel Pl Ste 100, Elk Grove, CA 95624
    (916) 685-0062
    Aspect Glass Inc
    9824 Dino Dr Ste 100, Elk Grove, CA 95624
    (916) 686-6860
    Blomberg Window Systems
    1453 Blair Ave, Sacramento, CA 95822
    (916) 428-8060
    Stockton Screen Window & Door Co
    6852 Pacific Ave Ste C1, Stockton, CA 95207
    (209) 957-9700
    Tri-City Glass & Mirror
    515 Main St, Suisun City, CA 94585
    (707) 426-6184
    Amrom West Construction
    Antioch, CA 94509
    (925) 281-7601
    Ace Hardware
    5310 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820
    (916) 455-3057
    Bob's Glass
    3020 X St, Sacramento, CA 95817
    (916) 739-8244
    Integrity Windows & Doors
    1802 Oleander Pl, Davis, CA 95618
    (530) 297-7651

    Window glass is mass produced in large sheets and then cut to fit the specific dimensions of what it will be used for. Large picture windows are popular, and stained glass, traditionally used in churches, is also commonly used to highlight the architecture of homes. Many exterior doors have small window panes in them. French doors and windows are glass doors that open to a patio or outdoor area. The invention of the motorcar directly led to the need for laminated glass, which is less likely to break in an accident. Sliding glass doors are also common for rear entry into a property. A skylight is a window inserted into the roof of a home. Older houses often have bay windows, which arch outwards and commonly have a window seat located within them. Automotive glass is specially laminated so it is harder to break. The invention of the motorcar directly led to the need for laminated glass, which is less likely to break in an accident. Car windows are also slightly curved. It is also commonly tinted to reduce glare. Heavily tinted windows are sometimes used to block the view inside the vehicle. Window frames are made of wood, metal or plastic. The installation and replacement of new home windows is a major industry. This industry includes custom window designs for new homes and to keep older residences looking modern. Depending on the climate, storm doors are common in some areas. In cold weather, it is common to install double glazed windows. These are also becoming popular in very hot climates. Commercial window replacement companies may also offer repairs for glass and frames. Window cleaners may work on small houses and large buildings, and the outside surfaces of many skyscrapers are almost all glass.
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