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      Industry Name:                          AKA:                Abbreviation:     

           Horizontal Slider                         Half Vent                               XO
        Vertical Slider                    Single Hung                     SH

         Fixed                                   Picture Window               PW

            Geometric                                  Half Round                               HRPW   

         Geometric                               Round Top Picture                  RTPW   

Bay Window                                    

Bow Window                                   

Casement                               CSMNT 

Awning                                     AWNG  

French Door                             FD         

Sliding Glass Door                 SGD       

Garden Window                      GW       

Replacement Window        Retrofit Zbar      

New Construction                 Nail On                      N/o       

Block Frame                          H – bar                 

Handing:   

X   —      is always the moving / operating panel

O   —-     is always the stationary / non operating panel

H    —-    is a hinged sidelite

F  —        is a fixed non operating sidelite

Handing is always from the outside view of the home.

           It’s always readlike a book from left to right

Replacement VS New Construction

“You will often hear contractors and manufacturers use the terms New Construction or Replacement (Retrofit) when discussing residential windows. While neither window must be used exclusively for the project after which they’re named, each has specific advantages designed for these different installation methods.

New Construction Window

New construction windows typically have a nail fin. When homes are built, the framing is likely constructed of wood studs. The nail fin rests against the outside of the stud, and nails or screws are driven through the holes in the fin. All other exterior materials are then applied and butted up to the frame of the window or trim.

New construction windows also can be used in a replacement project. The exterior materials, such as window trim (if it exists), siding, stucco or flashing, are removed, exposing the wood studs. The new window is then installed as it would have been when the home was originally built. Exposing the original studs also allows your contractor to see potential damage (typically rot) or home settling that may have occurred. The damage can be repaired, and the new window installed with proper insulation to minimize air infiltration between the new window and the studs. As you can imagine, this method can be more time consuming so often costs more than other replacement methods.

Replacement (Retrofit) Window

Replacement windows have been developed as a labor and cost-cutting alternative. There are two main types of replacement windows:

“Flush fin” (also called Z-bar) replacement windows are typically used in California and other markets with aluminum windows in stucco home exteriors. This method leaves the original aluminum window frame intact and provides very little opportunity for the stucco siding to be damaged. If you and your contractor choose this method, be sure to ask to see photos of Z-bar products installed in a home like yours so you can visualize the results.

“Block frame,” or insert replacement windows, are typically found in markets where wood windows are in place, and the exterior is siding or brick. In most parts of the country, the block frame window is simply a new construction window frame with the nail fin removed. Your contractor will want to ensure that there’s been no damage to the studs and there is proper insulation and flashing before using this type of window.

NFRC Label For either New Construction or Replacement windows, be sure to look for certain features that differentiate between high and low-quality windows. Some key elements to look for include:

The NFRC Label: National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is a non-profit organization that administers the only independent rating and labeling system for the energy performance of windows, doors, skylights and attachment products.

Metal lock components that fit together well—stainless steel is recommended.

Matching colors on all components.

Heat-welded joints as opposed to the window sash and frame being mechanically fastened and held together by screws, brackets and caulk. ” Milgard Website www.Milgard.com

Differences Between Window Materials:

Vinyl:

Dual pane

Energy Efficient

Predominately White or Tan

Can come in bronze by certain manufacturers

Welded corners

Glass can include grids, tint, or obscure glass

Cannot be painted or stained

Does not conduct heat or cold

Extruded frames

Cost effective

Light maintenance

Custom made to your size

Replacement or new construction

Fiberglass:

Dual pane

Energy Efficient

Standard colors include: White, Bronze, Tan, Sand, Hunter Green, Cranberry/Red, Silver and more

Can choose your own color (some manufacturers charge)

Can be painted or stained

Can be painted dark colors without compromising its structural integrity

Glass can include grids, true divided lights, tint, or obscure glass

Protruded frames

Non welded corners – Corners are assembled using corner keys that are screwed together and injected with silicone

Weather resistant – impervious to water, heat, cold, insects, salt air, ultra violet rays

Eight times stronger than vinyl

Light maintenance

Custom made to your size

Replacement or new construction

Wood-Clad (Aluminum):

Dual pane

Energy Efficient

Standard colors

Can choose your own color (some manufacturers charge)

Exterior can be painted; interior can be stained or painted

Mix and match exterior colors

Extruded frame or roll form (depending on manufacturer)

Glass can include grids, true divided lights, tint, or obscure glass

Weather resistant – impervious to water, heat, cold, insects, salt air, & ultra violet rays

Multiple interior wood species

Radius doors

More traditional look interior

Resembles traditional wood windows

Exterior trim available ie: casing or brick mold

Some maintenance required

Custom made to your size

Replacement or new construction

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