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Common Replacement Window Terms

Understanding the Terminology Used with Replacement Windows


We offer you the must-need knowledge so you can get the most out of your window replacement by understanding some of the main terminology.

Window Frame

Our window frames keep the glass in place and are low maintenance and are made with vinyl.

Window Pane

The glass inside your window is the window pane. We have a variety of window pane options that includes double pane, triple pane, and energy efficient coating like Low-E.

Window Sash

A window pane is held in place by the window sash. These are commonly used in double hung and single hung windows, but are not in windows that operate with a hinge like awning windows.


Low-E reflects infrared radiation. It helps keep the heat in your home in the winter and out during the summer.

Argon Gas

Argon gas is in between your windows panes, which helps with insulating the glass. These gases are non-toxic and are what make your home energy efficient.

Home Window

Residential windows are known as “home windows.” Our window selection is comprised of “home windows”.

Bay Window

Bay windows are a combination of three different windows and can be installed at varying angles depending on how far you want your window to extend from your home.

Bow Window

Bow windows – six windows are combined in an arched design. They are normally made with double hung windows, or single hung windows.

Slider Window

Slider windows maneuver on a horizontal rail system and have a stationery panel and a sliding pane.

Double-Hung Window

Double hung windows – They slide up and down through the window sash. Both panes are able to move and come with a tilt-in feature for safe and easy cleaning.

Single-Hung Window

Single hung windows similar to double hung windows, but the key difference being that only the bottom pane moves vertically.

Awning Windows

Awning windows have no window sashes, rather they have hinges attached to the wall at the top of the window. The windows have the capability of opening outward using a hand crank.

Replacement Windows from Community Builders of Tulsa

To learn more about our energy efficient replacement windows, reach out to us today. We will gladly help you choose the best window for your home. Our windows can reduce drafts, increase year around comfort, and lower your energy bill. Community Builders only provides the highest quality windows that are professional installed. You deserve new windows for your home! Don’t wait any longer and contact us today to schedule your free, in-home estimate!

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