Infinity from Marvin Window Basics
Are you looking to upgrade your windows, but feeling overwhelmed by big decisions and unfamiliar terminology? Your Infinity from Marvin professional is the perfect guide. Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced window experts who can explain all the details clearly – including what makes bay vs bow windows different or why U-Factor matters – so that you’ll have peace of mind in selecting just the right product for your home.
The Basics: Windows 101
A casement window is side-hinged window that swings out from the left or right with crank-out hardware.
Moisture that forms on a surface. This could be a result of a difference in temperature between the surface and the air, or high humidity in the home.
Daylight Opening (DLO)
The area of the window or door where light passes through; the width and the height of the visible glass.
Double Hung Window
Infinity double hung windows have two movable sash (top and bottom) which are hung in the window frame and slide/operate vertically.
The stationary portion of a window that surrounds either the glass (direct glaze) or the sash (operating or stationary). There are three components to the frame: the header across the top, the jambs down each side, and the sill across the bottom.
Window hardware includes locks, crank handles, and hinges on windows used to operate and secure them.
Low E Glass
Extremely thin coating of special low emissivity (low E) metallic material are applied to glass pane to boost energy efficiency and block out UV rays.
The resistance a material has to heat flow is the R-Value. Higher numbers indicate greater insulating capabilities.
The operating and/or stationary portion of the window that holds the glass and is separate from the frame.
The lower, horizontal piece of a window or exterior door frame that supports the frame.
Single Hung Window
A single hung window looks like a double hung, but only the bottom sash moves up and down.
U-factor measures how well a window keeps heat inside your home. A higher number allows more heat to escape; a lower number allows less heat to escape. If you live in a colder climate, you’ll want to look for a low U-factor.
Ultrex Fiberglass is a proprietary fiberglass composite material made of resin and glass fibers with an integrated finish for durability. This superior material is used in Infinity products.
Making the right decisions when upgrading your windows can be daunting, but Infinity from Marvin is here to help. With Infinity window experts with years of experience and knowledge, you’ll gain clarity and peace of mind on every detail when selecting the perfect product for your home. From understanding what makes bay vs. bow windows different or why U-Factor matters, you can rely on us to find the optimum solution that suits your needs. We hope this guide on Infinity from Marvin Window Basics has been helpful – and we urge you to take advantage of the free consultation with one of the experienced window dealers to make the best decision for you and your home. Learn more about Infinity products today, trust in Infinity from Marvin’s expertise, and get ready to start collecting compliments on an upgrade made easy.
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