If you’ve ever had a contractor do some hail damage repair, a basic window replacement or any other work on your exterior, you’ve probably come across a few terms and definitions that might sound foreign to the average layperson. As always, it’s best to familiarize yourself with a few of the technical words involved in home improvement so you can communicate better with your contractor about your project.
The world of replacement windows might not be as highly technical as other fields but they can still get a little confusing, especially if you have no prior experience. Let our remodeling specialists at Coxco GC Inc. explain some commonly used words in window replacement jobs.
When an exterior remodeler or roof replacement specialist talks about glazing, they pertain to the actual glass used in a window. This could either mean single-pane (one layer of glass) or double-pane (two layers with an insulating gas layer in between). You can also find triple-pane glazing options in high-efficiency windows.
“Frame” can be an umbrella term covering almost all parts of a window except the glass. This includes the sash, mullions, muntins, the tracks, hinges and all other operable parts of a replacement window.
Mullions are any vertical support beams you’ll often see dividing up the glass area of a typical replacement window. They can help provide structural strength to a large expanse of glass however some homeowners might find them a little bit restrictive.
A muntin is a more general term used by window replacement and roofing contractors to mean any of the support structures that hold up a glass, including both vertical and horizontal beams. In other words, all mullions are muntins but not all muntins are mullions.
At Coxco GC Inc, we can help you with all your exterior remodeling projects from start to finish. Give us a call at (972) 441-2775 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Rockwall, TX, as well as all surrounding areas.