Window Glossary

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There are 8 names in this directory beginning with the letter C.
Cam-action lock and keeper
The mechanisms, which pull and secure the sashes together when placed in the locked position.

Casement window
A window with a side-hinged sash that opens and closes outward by a crank handle mechanism. Available in continuous mainframe, with multi-lite configurations.

Channel
The area of the accessory trim or corner post where siding or soffit panels are inserted. Channels also refer to the trim itself, and are named for the letters of the alphabet they resemble (e.g., J-channel, F-channel, etc.).

ClarityOne Glass
A chemical treatment that when applied to glass, helps to create a smoother surface that won’t attract or hold dirt and dust. Established by PPG Industries.

ClimaTech®
The brand name for the insulated glass unit that is present in Alside’s insulating glass packages. A ClimaTech unit will contain either two or three panes of glass, with one or two of those panes being a Low E surface. It will utilize the SST warm edge spacer system and contain either argon or krypton gas.

Condensation
The deposit of water vapor from the air on any cold surface whose temperature is below the dew point, such as a cold window glass or frame that is exposed to humid indoor air.

Course
A row of panels, one panel wide, running the length of the house from one side to the other, or, in the case of vertical siding, from top to bottom.

Coved glazing beads
A contoured piece of vinyl that holds the glass in place within the sash and adds an elegant, finished look.