Glossary


Inactive

The part of a window that is non-movable.

Inactive

The part of a window that is non-movable.

Insulated Glass

Two sheets of glass joined together by a spacer. Insulated glass acts as a barrier against internal and external noise as well as the elements.

Insulated Glass

Two sheets of glass joined together by a spacer. Insulated glass acts as a barrier against internal and external noise as well as the elements.

Iridescence

A surface treatment on glass that has a shiny, mother-of-pearl look.

Iridescence

A surface treatment on glass that has a shiny, mother-of-pearl look.

Isothermal glazing

System of protective outer glazing that inhabits conductivity of heat from the exterior to the interior surface of the complete window unit.

Isothermal glazing

System of protective outer glazing that inhabits conductivity of heat from the exterior to the interior surface of the complete window unit.

Jamb

The upright surface forming the side of a window.

Jamb

The upright surface forming the side of a window.

Laminated Glass

A clear plastic sheet laminated between two sheets of glass (i.e., a car windshield). For more information, follow the links below:

Laminated Glass
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Laminated Glass

A clear plastic sheet laminated between two sheets of glass (i.e., a car windshield). For more information, follow the links below:

Laminated Glass
Tempered Glass

Lancet

A long, narrow window with a pointed arch.

Lancet

A long, narrow window with a pointed arch.

Lead Came

The grooved metal that surrounds each piece or glass in the window to hold the glass in place and to complement the design of the window.

Lead Came

The grooved metal that surrounds each piece or glass in the window to hold the glass in place and to complement the design of the window.

Leaded Glass

Refers to any combination of glass design etc., which is fabricated using a web of lead came.

Leaded Glass

Refers to any combination of glass design etc., which is fabricated using a web of lead came.

Light

An opening through which sunlight is admitted; also a section of a large window, usually found in series divided by mullions.

Light

An opening through which sunlight is admitted; also a section of a large window, usually found in series divided by mullions.