Common Window Installation Service Terms
It is important to have quality windows installed in your home to prevent leaking, which can lead to water damage and raised energy costs. Below are seven terms to be familiar with when shopping for quality new or replacement windows for your home.
Sash Window - A window that is in two parts that slide up and down within the window frame.
Casement Window - A window that is hinged on the side or top and swings outward to open. Casement windows are commonly double hung, with one window opening to the right and the other to the left.
Bay Window - A window with three or more panels that are angled to extend out from a wall. Bay windows are often incorporated into the interior design of a home, used to make a room appear larger. The space created by a bay window is often used as a bench or shelf.
Picture Window - A large window panel that gives a clear, unobstructed view of the outside. Having a picture window installed will provide large quantities of natural light to a home.
French Window - A door that has panes of glass throughout the length of the door. French windows are also called French doors or patio doors. Unlike sliding glass doors, French doors typically open inwards or outwards.
Hurricane Windows - Windows that are designed to be impact resistant to protect against high wind speeds and flying debris that are caused by severe weather. Hurricane windows are usually made of thick sheets of compressed glass, which are sandwiched together, and feature heavy duty locks.
Siding - Covering for a house made from interlocking boards that protects against weathering. Siding is installed vertically or horizontally and is commonly made from woods, metals, and plastics. Many companies that install or replace windows also do siding work.