Glazing a Vinyl Replacement Window
Once the insulated glass unit (IGU) is complete and the vinyl sash and frame have been completely outfitted with the necessary hardware, the two main parts of the assembly are ready to be married together. This process is known as the glazing process. A window is considered glazed when the IGU is inserted into the sash frame. A glazing compound is applied to the sash just before the IGU is dropped in and it creates a seal. A glazing bead is affixed to the frame in the notched out area and it creates a tight weather tight seal making the window a complete energy efficient unit.
The glazing bead in an IGU is knocked into place with a rubber mallet.
The glazing bead is key to assembling glass to vinyl.
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Having your home evaluated by Hometrust is a great way to identify your next home improvement project.
Certifications earned through the Building Performance Institute demonstrate our ability to:
- Find air leakage points around your home.
- Show you steps to improve energy efficiency.
- Use science to guide improvements to comfort.
- Educate you how to tighten your building's shell.
- Learn about these opportunties before it is too late.
- Provide a unique perspective on your home's overall performance.
- Determine the root cause of any problems.
- Assess current insulation effectiveness.
- Measure air flow.
- Evaluate windows, doors, siding and roofing.
- Put you in complete control of the outcome.