Vinyl Window Frame Anatomy

Not all vinyl windows are created equal and not just any 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.

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

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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