Vinyl Replacement Windows: How Vinyl Windows Work and what are they Made of

Vinyl Window Frame Anatomy:

Not all vinyl windows are created equal and not just any Texas Home Contractor can install them perfectly. If you are wondering exactly how your windows can be more energy efficient and save you money, this is how they are composed.

Vinyl Window Anatomy

The Components of a Vinyl Window are:

uPVC Main Frame and Sash Frame Reinforced Interlocking Sash Meeting Rail Metal Cam Lock and Keeper Insulated Glass Unit (IGU)/Dual Pane Unit Balancer System for Vertical Sliding Windows (Single Hung & Double Hung) Rollers for Horizontal Sliding Windows (XO, OX, XX, XOX) 2-Point Locking Systems & Hinges for Casement, Awning and Hopper Windows Tilt Latches for Single and Double Hung Windows Grids/Muntin Bars Limit Locks Mohair and Dual Durometer Weather Stripping Weep Holes Pull Rails Insect Screen
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Vinyl Window Styles and Shapes come in:

Horizontal Sliders (2, 3 and 4 sashes wide) Single Hung Double Hung Oriel Style Picture Frame Style Hinged Windows-Casements, Awnings and Hoppers Specialty Shapes- Arches, Circle, Half Circle, Octagon, Hexagon, Trapezoids Bay and Bow Windows Garden Windows

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