Glossary

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A

Alloy

Composition of two or more metals.

Anodize Finish

An aluminum finish.

Awning Window

Top-hinged sash.

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B

Billet

A cylindrical shaped section of aluminum alloy.

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C

Casement Windows

Window sash which swings open on side hinges.

Colonial Windows

Windows with small rectangular panes.

Curtain Wall

An exterior building wall made entirely of glass.

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D

Double Hung Window

Windows sashes sliding vertically.

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E

Extrusion

Metal fabricating process.

Extrusion Die

A steel plate having a hole through which aluminum is forced to flow.

Extrusion Press

A hydraulic press.

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F

Fabricate

To cut, punch and subassemble members.

Fixed Window

A fixed window will not have an operationg sash.

Framing

An assembly of structural aluminum extrusions.

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G

Glazing Gasket

Extruded plastic shape for attaching window glass to metal.

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I

Ilgon

Electrolyte process in which changing the tone by not aluminum paint.

Insulated Glass

Two layers of glass separated by air space and/or compressed gas.

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L

Laminated Glass

A sandwich of two or more lites of glass.

Low E Glass

Low emissivity glass.

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M

Mullion

A vertical member between window units

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P

Pull In Hopper

Pull In Hopper is a window that is opened by pulling the sash in.

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S

Safety Glass

Tempered glass will shatter into small fragments instead of sharp shards when broken

Single Glass

A Single pane of glass.

Single-Hung Window

A bottom sash that slides vertically.

Sliding Window

Sash that moves to the right or left on tracks.

Snap Trim

An aluminum profile to hide the space between the window frame and the wall next to it.

Structural Glazing

High modulus silicone.

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T

Thermal Break

An insulating material within a system to inhibit the flow of cold or heat.

Tilt and Turn

A Tilt and Turn window can be opened in two ways.

Tracks

Window or door tracks are used for sliding windows and doors.

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U

U-Value

Measures the heat transfer through a material.

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