Get to know your windows!
Wood windows are the best type of window on the market. They are the most attractive, energy efficient(wood as apposed to other materials), and reliable windows on the market today. The wood windows can often be the point of sale when selling the house. If you have wood windows, its nice to know information like types as well as the different components that make up a complete window. Bare in mind, these aren’t the only type of wood windows, just the type SLIPs can be installed on.
Common Wood Window Types
Components of a Window
There are many different components that make up wood windows. Its important to get to know the different components when working with them. This illustration to the right is a double-hung window, but it useful to also see the parts for the other types of wood windows
Note: The check rails ⇒ are where the bottom sash and the top sash meet at the middle of the window. Labeled here as ‘Meeting Rails’