There are three components to the frame: the header across the top, the jambs down each side, and the sill across the bottom. Marvin® frames are built strong with a variety of high-quality wood species.
The glass in a window is called glazing. Marvin’s broad range of glazing options can meet both high-performance and refined aesthetic requirements.
Each area of glass is called a lite, and Marvin offers divided lite patterns for whatever look you wish to create.
Marvin uses only the highest quality locks, handles, hinges, lifts and pulls, in a wide variety of durable finishes.
The sash, operating or stationary, is comprised of horizontal rails, vertical stiles and glazing. Marvin’s large solid sashes offer precise fit and ease of operation.
Other Important Terms
- Head Jamb: The upper portion of the window, represents the top of the entire window
- Jamb: Supports the outer edges of the window
- Check Rail: Where the top and bottom sash meet
- Bottom Sash: The entire lower assembly of panes, typically moves
- Sill: The lower portion of the window, typically protrudes out from the wall
- Glazing: Refers to the layers of glass or process used to apply material to the glass surface
- Sash Lock: Hardware that locks the sashes in place
- Top Sash: The entire upper assembly of panes, in a double hung slides up and down
- Exterior Casing: The entire outer portion of the window, hold the sashes in place