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Guide to technical terms | Sash windows

It’s not every day you change your windows, doing so is a big decision, so it’s understandable that one can easily become lost and confused with the variety of technical terms. 

Here at Sash Windows, we understand how frustrating it can be when businesses use technical jargon that can leave you totally perplexed. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top words you might hear. For a full breakdown of all the technical terms take a look at the Bygone Brochure.

Limit Stops – limit stops have been specially commissioned to Bygone collection’s bespoke design to sit flush in the surface of the sash and securely screwed into the steel reinforcement. This reduces wear on brush piles and prevents draughts for years to come. The opening is limited to 100mm to ensure safety, which is ideal for a bedroom.

Tilt Restrictors – tilt restrictors are metal side arms made from stainless steel, that allow sliding sashes to be tilted for safe cleaning. With sashes often weighing over 40lbs in weight it is vital that a pair of stays are fitted to each sash, both top, and bottom to ensure they are safe to use.

Cill Pads – these pads are designed to prevent moisture from entering your home through your windows. The foam pads are placed between the frame and the cill sections and are compressed when the two are screwed together, creating an effective barrier against moisture. 

Foam Baffles – these pads are designed to ensure that the window is able to take the full weight of the glass as well as to prevent deflection in windy conditions. They also provide a strong fixing for handles and latches. Unfortunately, despite the vital importance of these pads, foam baffles are often removed by unscrupulous companies looking to cut costs.

If you’re unsure about what you need or want from your windows, here at Sash Windows we’re always happy to offer you valuable advice. Why not contact us directly for more information? Click here

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