Window Replacement as Part of a Home Improvement Project

Window replacement is often part of a home improvement project.  Windows are a big investment, and not many people buy them regularly, so the lingo used in the window industry is something you will want to know before shopping for windows.   Here are the terms used for each part of a window.

Head – The head of a window is the main horizontal part forming the top of the window frame.

Jamb – The jamb are the two vertical pieces of the window frame.

Sill – The sill of a window is the bottom horizontal part that forms the frame.

Frame – The frame is the combination of the head, jamb and sills that form the opening in which the window sash is set into.

Grilles – The Grill is any bar that divides the window glass into smaller panes.  In many cases, the grilles are decorative and are just set into the frame.  This is also known as a muntin bar.

Balance – A mechanical device used in some windows to balance the act of opening and closing.  The device makes opening and closing the window a bit easier.

Casing – The casing is the exposed molding on either the inside or the outside of the window.  The casing covers the space between the window frame and the wall.

Bradco Kitchens and Baths can help you with your window replacement project, or any other home remodeling project that you are taking on.  We work in the Los Angeles area, and specialize in kitchens, bathrooms, additions and new construction.  Contact us today for a free, no obligation estimate.

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