Window Terminology: Window Terms Starting with "E"

Egress Window

Is a law that specifies that a window opening must be able to open wide enough for a person to get out or a firefighter to get in.    MN requires egress windows in every room used as a bedroom.

Energy Star

ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Exterior Stop

The removable part of the window that holds the glass or panel in place when looking at the window from the outside.   Also called outside stops.

Exterior Wrap

Finishing option where the outside of the window and the exterior stops are wrapped in aluminum.   Wrap may be smooth or textured and comes in a variety of colors to add visual interest to the room.


The process of producing vinyl shapes by forcing heated material through an orifice in a die.


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