If you have never had to get replacement windows in Sacramento, CA before, you’re not alone. Most people haven’t gone through the process before because windows last a very long time. As you prepare to do that kind of shopping, perhaps for the very first time, you might want to get familiar with some of the terms used in the industry, so you know what labels mean, what window representatives mean, and so on. While the right window company will gladly help you with any questions you have about terms, you might feel more comfortable having some basic knowledge. Here are a few terms to look into:
The window’s sash is the framework of the window that sits inside the frame and keeps the glass in place. IT’s the part of the window that you will open and close. On casement windows, you have one big sash that swings out and opens fully from top to bottom.
Single Or Double Hung Windows
These windows have two sashes, unlike the casement window. They have an upper and a lower sash. However, on a single hung window, only the bottom sash opens and closes. The upper half is stationary. With a double hung window, both sashes are operational and can slide up or down. Double hung windows are handy because you can tilt them into the house to clean the exterior of the glass from the inside.
Single, Double, Or Triple Pane Windows
The pane on any window refers to the glass. On a single pane window, there is one pane of glass. These are usually seen in old windows. If you have really old windows, you might still have this kind of glass. In today’s standard windows, double pane glass is the norm. Double pane glass is just as it sounds, two panes of glass. Triple pane windows have three. The advantage to these is not only the extra layer (or two) of glass but also the space between those panes, which adds even more insulation.
You might have a grill on your back deck, but you may have no idea what a window grille is. Not every window is going to have a grille, but they can be a nice aesthetic touch on the right home. Grilles are decorative pieces to make one window look like it is broken up into smaller windows. You can often put the grilled on and take them off without any issues. They can be a nice touch on the right windows.
Having knowledge of a few terms as you go into the stores looking for replacement windows in Sacramento, CA can help you feel more comfortable with the process overall. The professionals at Southgate Glass are here to help you every step of the way. With us, it doesn’t matter how much you know or don’t know, we’ll fill you in on anything you need to know. We are here to help you avoid costly mistakes that will bring the results down after installation.