Window Terms

ARCHITECTURAL SHAPES-A variety of shapes and configurations of shapes are available.

ARGON-is a safe, odorless, colorless gas, which is heavier or denser than air. When paired with Low-E, it can provide better insulation.

BAY-Bay windows are comprised of three or more windows, typically featuring a large center unit and two flanking units at 35 or 45 angles to the wall.

BOW-Bow window features four or more window units in a radial or bow formation.

CASEMENT & AWNING-These hinged windows come standard with a sash that cranks outward.

CLEAR GLASS-is standard on all windows and is the base glass provided in windows prior to any upgrades or glazing options being added.

COASTAL HARDWARE-Typical hardware can easily become corroded or damaged when exposed to constant salt in the air.

FADE PROTECTION-With optional glass upgrades, can provide up to 99% UV ray protection for the valuables inside your home without noticeably reducing the light coming inside.

FRENCH INSWING PATIO DOORS-These doors provide classic style and unbeatable performance wide stiles and rails coupled with 1 " door panels to give you a true French look.

FRENCH OUTSWING PATIO DOORS-These high quality doors provide classic style with wide stiles and rails for a true French look.

FRENCH SLIDING PATIO DOORS-The timeless style of these doors offer space-saving sliding configurations, full-perimeter weather-stripping and adjustable rollers for smooth operation.

GARDEN-These three-dimensional windows project from the exterior wall of the home can be configured with glazing on all sides except the bottom, which serves as a shelf for plants or other keepsakes.

HINGED PATIO DOORS-These doors elevate elegance and performance with their historically accurate design and are sturdy as they are beautiful.

IMPACT RATED-Impact rated windows and doors are designed using high-performance laminated glass and additional reinforcement to enable these windows to stand up to the rigorous ASTM large missile impact test procedures providing your home extra security against harsh weather.

LOW-ESH GLASS-is optimized for cooler climates by applying two thinner layers of coating to the glass, through a patented process saving you energy year round.

LOW-E-(low-emissivity) GLASS has a secondary, very thin metallic dual layer coating. It reflects radiant heat waves, so it helps keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

LOW-E-GLASS A microscopically thin, virtually invisible metallic oxide layer deposited on a window-glazing surface. Low-E can reduce heating and cooling bills plus dramatically improve overall comfort.

MODULAR SIZING-is the sizing format used for vinyl windows. This size allows builders or contractors to match the rough opening size of wood or clad window openings.

NEW GENERATION VINYL-New Generation Vinyl withstands harsh weather and wear-and-tear better. This rugged, maintenance-free, New Generation uiPV offers low conductivity and high energy-efficiency properties for your home and you'll never need to paint or stain these windows.

PINCH FUSION WELDING-fusion welded sashes and mainframes to create a solid, one-piece unit that maintains its strength over the years.

SIL LOCK-a sloped sill which forces water to drain to the exterior of the window, keeping your windows dry.

SINGLE HUNG-These windows come with one vertically-sliding sash in a single frame.

SLIDING WINDOW-These windows offer a horizontally-sliding sash in a single frame.

SOUND REDUCTION OPTIONAL-laminated glass options can improve sound control by reducing exterior noise.

TRADITIONAL SIZING-is the industry standard sizing format used for all vinyl windows.

U-FACTOR-is a measurement of the window's ability to prevent heat loss from the house. The lower the U-Factor rating is on a window, the greater its ability to prevent heat loss.

VINYL CLAD-windows offer homeowners the beauty of natural wood combined with the durability and ease of vinyl. An interior facing traditional wood frame paired with a weather resistant vinyl exterior frame.

VINYL-offers homeowners with long-lasting, weather-tight material for extended performance and beauty.

WARM EDGE TECHNOLOGY-warm edge glass spacer system reduces thermal transfer around the glass perimeter by utilizing a unique U-shaped channel to separate glass panes and interrupt the natural flow of heat to cold. Warm Edge is one continuous piece creating a stronger, more energy-efficient insulated glass unit.

WARM SPACER-warm edge spacer system reduces thermal transfer around the glass perimeter with a unique one piece, U-shaped channel to separate glass panes providing a more energy efficient insulated glass unit.

If for any reason the Cutting Edge Windows should not work with your project, GMG Construction Inc. can offer a variety of other window and door replacement options and services to help. We can get discounted pricing on many different products from various window and door manufacturers. We have a real desire to understand your needs and offer quality advice and the expertise to develop a project that is right for you. There is full warranty on all of our work and we install to manufacturer's specifications. For information contact GMG Construction Inc. today at or (206)779-5609 for your free consultation and quote.