Whats A Sash and Whats A Frame ?
When trying to understand the compenents of a wood window, whether it be made by Caradco, Crestline, Lincoln, Marvin, Pella, Vetter, Windsor , the components all remain the same.
Lets review these components for better understanding:
Lets start of with a basic wood window sash as pictured above.
On a wood window sash, the wood material that surrounds and touches the glass are called stiles and rails. The stile is the vertical piece of the sash and the rail is the top and bottom pieces of a sash. Bottom rail and side stiles usually suffer from wood rot due to vertical seams not being sealed and or painted as well as unpainted bottom of sash. We address these issues in our sash repairs as well as our new sashes. Read More Here on sash repairs and get current pricing
Next part of a wood window is the frame. The frame consists of the most components that make up a wood window. As described above, the lower part of the window is the sill and nosing. Rotting sill and nosing are usually the most common rot we see on these wood windows. Next is the brick moulding. When your Wood windows were first installed, large casing nails through the brick moulding is how they were fixed to the house. Shimmed and isulated, hopefully. Read More Here on frame repairs and get current pricing