The Anatomy of Your Windows: What Makes a Good Window

The Anatomy of Your Windows: What Makes a Good WindowAre you tired of your old and drafty windows? Are you looking for new windows in Sugar Land Texas? Are you looking for windows that best complement your home?

Finding the right windows for your home begins with the right hardware. To help you understand how your windows should perform, we at Renewal by Andersen® of Houston made this guide on the anatomy of a window. A window is composed of the following parts:

  • Frame – This is the structure that encloses the window.
  • Glass – This is also called the glazing or light. Commonly transparent, it comes in four options: dual pane, low emissivity (low-E), decorative, and hurricane-resistant.
  • Grille – Also known as the grid or muntin, this is the decorative part that divides the glass into panes.
  • Head – This is the horizontal part that forms the top of the window frame.
  • Sash – This is the moveable part of the window. This is also the framework that holds the glass panes in place.
  • Sill – This is the part that runs along the base of the frame.
  • Stile – This is the vertical part of the sash.

To ensure the best performance and quality, we make sure that each part of our replacement windows is made of the best materials available. Our windows are equipped with the advanced composite framing material Fibrex®, which combines the best of what wood and vinyl have to offer: strength and durability with ease of maintenance. Furthermore, this material will never rot, fade, pit, or corrode, ensuring that you won’t have to worry about getting a replacement anytime soon.

The glass panes of our windows are also designed to deliver top performance. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass can help your home regulate heat transfer. This means your home can keep more heat in during winter and keep it out during summer. Furthermore, it can help block harmful UV rays that can cause furniture, paintings, and other home fixtures to fade.

If you’re looking for the right windows for your home, make sure they’re made with the best materials. Whether you’re interested in double-hung, casement, or picture windows in Sugar Land TX, we at Renewal by Andersen of Houston can assure you that our replacement windows will provide your home with superior performance. To learn more about your options, feel free to give us a call today.