Being knowledgeable of the various parts and names of a window is helpful when you are looking for replacements. The truth is, the window industry has its own language, so to speak. So, to help you avoid confusion when the time comes, the experts here at Brock Doors and Windows in Brampton, ON want to help you out!
Keep reading to learn some of basic verbiage for one of the most popular window styles we have here: the double-hung window!
Let’s begin with the exterior parts of a double-hung window
Generally speaking, these are the parts of the double-hung window you will hear and read about during your search for the perfect replacement windows.
Frame: most know what this means. But, just in case, this part of is the framework which surrounds and lends support to the full window system (head, jamb, and sill).
Sill: the bottom, horizontal part of the window frame—often used to place books or other trinkets.
Head: opposite the sill, this is the main horizontal part of the frame which forms the top of the frame.
Jambs: adjacent to the sill and head, these are the main vertical parts of the frame which form the sides of the window.
Jambliner: alongside the jambs; a strip that provides a snug fit for the sash (see below).
Moving on to the interior parts of a double-hung window
Now, there are a few more parts than listed here, but these are the main ones you want to be familiar with. Plus, you’ll shock your windows expert if you use these terms!
Sash: the panel of the window which hold the panes of glass in place.
Balance: a [usually] spring-loaded mechanical device used in both double-hung and single-hung windows to counter-balance the weight of the sash as you open and close it.
Check rail: a fancy way to refer to the “middle of the window.” This is the part where the upper and lower sash meet.
Glass/pane: obviously, the framed glass inside the window frame. This serves to keep the bugs out, the rain, snow, winds…
Lift: a fancy word for “handle.” Used to raise and lower the mobile sash of a double-hung (or single-hung) window to open and close.
Sash lock system: the mechanism which helps you to secure your window and keep intruders out.
Do you feel as though you have learned a thing or two? We sure hope so! If you are interested in replacement double-hung windows (or any other style you see fit for your home), come visit us here at the Brock Doors and Windows showroom Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Our knowledgeable home improvement consultants and certified window installers in Brampton, Ontario will gladly answer any question you may have and help you get the ball rolling on your home upgrade! We’re excited to meet you!
Brock Doors and Windows Ltd. | 278 Orenda Road | Brampton, ON, L6T 4X6 | (905) 791-2850