Terms to Know About Wood Windows
Windows are the opening from your home to the world which is exactly why there are so many different window styles available. Wood windows are encased in wood walls and doors and can be modern or traditional in style. Wood windows also are popularly installed as skylights, doors and more. Here are terms to know about wood windows.
Bay Window – Bay windows feature multiple panels of glass and are typically very large and featured in homes, churches, office buildings and more.
Casement Window – Casement windows are opened by hinges similar to doors and are often encased in wood.
French Door – French doors are made of multiple panes of glass. French doors function as both a door and window.
Frame – The frame of the window is the structure that connects the window to the wall. Frames are made from wood, steel, vinyl, aluminum or fiberglass.
Sash Window – Sash windows are traditionally from the United Kingdom and feature two panes of glass that are encased in a frame and are opened by sliding one over the other.
Oriel Window – Oriel windows have multiple glass panels which geometrically fit together and were original designed to cover porches and patios. Oriel windows are commonly seen in Tudor style homes.
Efficiency – Window efficiency refers to a windows ability to keep extreme weather temperatures out of a house and keeping the interior at the best temperature possible. Storm windows and frames made from wood, aluminum or vinyl are typically efficient when mounted correctly.
Glazing – A thin glaze is often added to single and double pane windows as well as the sliding styles to help keep out some of the heat of the sun.