Windows

Read Ching, Chapters 8 & 12

    1. Types of windows
      1. Double hung
      2. Single hung
      3. Sliding
      4. Casement
      5. French Casement
      6. Awning
      7. Hopper
      8. Tilt
      9. Pivoting
      10. Fixed

    2. Parts of windows
      1. Frame (fixed part)
      2. Sash (movable part)
      3. Sill
      4. Apron
      5. Casing
      6. Exterior trim
      7. Mullion
      8. Muntin
      9. Weatherstripping

    3. Window Materials
      1. Wood
        1. ponderosa pine
        2. Teak
        3. Mahogany
        4. Oak
      2. Aluminum
      3. Steel
      4. Vinyl
    4. Casings and details
      1. Jamb extenders for thicker walls
      2. Brick moldings
      3. Sills
      4. Drip caps
      5. Aprons (on interior)
      6. Bulls eyes
      7. Materials

    5. Finish of window sash and frame
      1. Paint
      2. Stain
      3. Aluminum cladding (exterior only)
        1. Painted
        2. Anodized
      4. Vinyl cladding (exterior only)

    6. Window Glazing
      1. Glass
        1. Glass types
          1. Annealed
          2. Heat strengthened
          3. Tempered (safety glass)
          4. Chemically strengthened
        2. Coloring and coating
          1. Tinted
            1. Bronze
            2. Grey
            3. Green
            4. Blue
          2. Coated
            1. Reflective
            2. Low E
        3. Construction
          1. Monolithic
          2. Laminated (safety glass)
          3. Insulating
            1. Double glazing (sealed)
            2. Double glazing (fabricated with edge seal)
            3. Triple glazing
      2. Plastic
        1. Acrylic
        2. Polycarbonate
      3. U-Values

    7. Window Hardware

       
       
    1. Window Sizes
      1. Manufacturer‚s standard sizes
      2. Custom sizes
      3. Minimum sizes by code for emergency escape from bedrooms
      4. Required sizes as determined by building code for natural light and ventilation requirements
        1. Model Building Codes: 8% of floor area of "habitable" room for natural light and 4% for natural ventilation
        2. Calculation of light and vent areas
        3. Light and vent schedule

    2. Installation considerations
      1. Sealant at all joints inside and out
      2. Insulation filling all cavities
      3. Flashing at head and sill
      4. Lintels above opening
      5. Drip cap above
      6. Installation in 2x6 stud walls - jamb extenders