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In a hurry? We've put a list together of the most common questions.
If you can wipe the water off on the inside or outside of the window it is condensation. If you can see water on the inside of the window pane where you cannot touch and if it appears foggy you most likely have had a seal failure. Older homes that did not use argon gas or other inert gas between window panes can have small amounts of moisture inside the glass. It is typically a very small amount, if you see something noticeable please call a professional.
The operating and/or stationary portion of the window unit that is separate from the frame. The sash consists of the following parts:
Sash Replacement is an excellent way to extend the life of a wood or clad window without replacing a full unit. However there is some criteria that can disqualify a sash replacement.
If you think that sash replacement is right for you your ready for the next step, figuring out the manufacturer of the window. There are many different brands of windows and if you don't know, here's some things to check:
Its going to vary by manufacturer, window type, and age, but some basic information will get you a long way.
Please understand that the “e” stands for emissivity. Emissivity is the ability of a material to radiate energy. When heat or light energy—typically from the sun or HVAC system—is absorbed by glass it is either shifted away by air movement or re-radiated by the glass surface.
Typically, a highly reflective material will have a low emissivity, and a dull darker colored material will have a high emissivity. Reducing the emissivity of one or more of the window glass surfaces improves a window’s insulating properties. Therefore, having Low E glass ultimately can improve the insulation of a home from external temperatures in any climate.
To reduce the emissivity of glass, Low E coatings have been developed to minimize the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that can pass through glass without compromising the amount of visible light that is transmitted.
There are two different types of Low E coatings: passive Low E coatings and solar control Low E coatings.
The simplest way to see if your windows haveLow E glass is to hold a lit flame (match, lighter) next to the glass when it is dark. If you have a Low E coating you will see three flames reflected in the window. The center flame will be a different color than the outer two.
If you see only two flames in reflection then you don't have Low E.
Windows do not have industry standard sizes. Each window manufacturer has their own standard sizing. Doors do have industry standard sizes but doors will need to be measured in order to make sure the brick mould casing or surrounding trim will fit.
The lower horizontal member of the sash or door panel. French doors typically have a wider bottom rail than a patio door unless it is of a contemporary style.