Last month, our wonderful window ramblings took a nautical turn somehow as we plumbed the depths of window manufacturing knowledge and insider secrets. Who knows where the wind will blow us this month. To start things off, we’re going to look at some of the juicy highlights from last month. This time we are going to do it in bulleted list fashion. Who doesn’t love a good bulleted list? Here they are, our terms from last month (alphabetically of course).
- • Float glass - a specific kind of glass that is created through a technique that involves floating molten or semi-molten glass over a bed of molten metal (usually tin) to help ensure a highly finished, refined piece of glass with excellent optical clarity all without polishing or additional finishing.
- • Fogging - this is a complication that can occur in some aluminum windows or vinyl windows. In the process of constructing the product, fogging can occur as a deposit of film or contamination inside a multi pane glass window. This can occur for a number of reasons, one of which can be the high temperatures needed to produce the item. Seal failures can also be a common cause of the problem.
- • Frame - one of the most elemental and fundamental pieces of an aluminum window, vinyl window, or other variety of door or window. Without the frame of the window, you wouldn’t really have much of a window at all. How is that for important?
- • Gas fill - a technique by which aluminum windows and vinyl windows can be made more efficient and resistant to changes and fluctuations in temperature. When the panes of an aluminum window are filled with an gas inert gas like argon or krypton (not just air), the transfer of heat through the window can be reduced dramatically.
- • Glass – last but not least, it actually feels a little silly listing glass on our glossary list, but it is one of the most important parts of the window. It’s so obvious and necessary that is feels strange to even talk about it. Anyway, it is an inorganic, transparent composite material made of sand, soda and lime, with trace amounts of other oxides