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Common Replacement Window Terms

Increase your Knowledge of Replacement Windows


We want to expand your knowledge so you can get the most out of the window replacement process. A good place to start is by understanding some of the more common terms. The professionals at Community Builders of Little Rock gladly walk you through the entire window installation process and answer any questions you may have. That is why we feel it is best if you have a preexisting knowledge of some of the terminology you may hear. In order for us to better serve you; we have defined some commonly used words in the industry.

Window Frame

Window frames are the component that holds the glass in place. We use vinyl window frames to provide a frame that is virtually maintenance free.

Window Pane

The sheet of glass in your window is known as the window pane. Community Builders offers a variety of window pane options including double pane, triple pane, and Low-E energy efficient coating.

Window Sash

A window sash holds the window pane inside the window frame. These are used commonly in double-hung and single-hung windows, however, are not in windows that operate with a hinge, such as awning windows.


Low-E is a type of glass coating we use on replacement windows to reflect infrared radiation. This coating helps to keep the heat in your home throughout the winter and out in the summer.

Argon Gas

Argon gas fills are placed between the window panes to create a gas barrier that insulates your replacement windows. These inert gases are non-toxic and are used to make your windows far more energy efficient.

Home Window

Windows designed to be used for residential homes are known as “home windows.” The entire window selection we offer at Community Builders are home windows.

Bay Window

Bay windows combine three different windows in one and may be installed at a variety of angles depending on far out you want the window to extend.

Bow Window

Bow windows are made by combining six windows one that is of an arched design. Bow windows usually consist of double hung windows or single hung windows.

Slider Window

Slider windows open and close by operating on a horizontal rail system, and consist of a fixed pane and a sliding pane.

Double-Hung Window

Double hung windows operate using window sashes to slide up and down. Both panes of this type of window are movable and come with a tilt-in feature for safe and easy cleaning.

Single-Hung Window

Single hung windows are similar to double-hung windows with the main difference being only the bottom pane moves up and down. The stationary top pane is incapable of moving.

Awning Windows

Awning windows do not use a window sash, rather operate on hinges that are attached to the wall at the top of the window. This makes it possible to open outward using a hand crank.

Replacement Windows from Community Builders of Little Rock

Call us today for more information regarding our energy efficient replacement windows. We are more than happy to help you choose the perfect window for your Little Rock home. Our professional installations can save you a great amount on your energy bills by eliminating drafts, and give your home a brand new beauty. With Community Builders, you can always count on elite-quality windows, professional installation, and excellent customer service. Don’t wait any longer for your gorgeous new home windows, contact us today to schedule your free, in-home estimate!

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