The Anatomy of a Window

anatomy of a window

Windows are an essential part of any home. They provide natural light and ventilation, and can also be a source of beauty and style. But have you ever wondered how windows are made? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the anatomy of a window to see how all the pieces fit together.

The Frame

The frame is the structure that supports the window. Typically, it is made from wood, but it may also be made from metal or vinyl. The frame has four parts: the sill, the head, the jambs, and the mullions. The sill is the horizontal member at the bottom of the frame, the head is the horizontal member at the top of the frame, the jambs are the vertical members on either side of the frame, and the mullions are the vertical or horizontal members that divide the window into smaller units.

The Sash

The sash is part of the window that holds the glass. Most commonly, it is made of wood, but it can also be made of metal or vinyl, similar to the window frame. The sash has two parts: the rails and the stiles. The rails are the horizontal members on either side of the sash, and the stiles are the vertical members on either side of the window.

The Glass

The glass is held in place by glazing beads or glazing points. Glazing beads are plastic or metal strips that fit into grooves in the sash. Glazing points are small metal triangles that fit into holes drilled into the sash. The glass is also held in place by putty or caulking around the perimeter of the glass.

As you can see, many different parts make up a window. But don’t worry – you don’t need to know all of this information to buy new windows for your home. When you work with Windowsville, we will help you choose the right windows for your home and take care of all the installation details, so you don’t have to worry! Our service area includes Toronto and the GTA. Contact us today or call us at (905) 790-0909 to see how we can make a difference in your home’s ecosystem.