Simpson Door Catalog 2013 - page 180

Argon Gas Filled:
Insulated glazing filled with argon gas to
yield superior insulating, energy gain/loss factors.
ARTIST COLLECTION
®
:
Simpson's line of exterior doors that
combine the design talents of today's artists with Simpson's
manufacturing excellence. See page 56.
Astragal:
When two doors are installed in a double-hung
installation, the vertical profile that divides the two doors,
providing a weather seal and place for the strike for the operable
door. The astragal is usually attached to the fixed door, but is
sometimes removable.
Bar:
A narrow, rabbeted, horizontal, vertical or diagonal wood
member extending the total length or width of a glazed opening,
used to separate individual pieces of glazing material.
Bead:
See glazing bead.
Beveled EDge:
A shallow angle applied to the perimeter
of one side of a piece of glass, usually used on small pieces
of glass.
Brick Mould:
The exterior profile that is used to trim out
a door installation around the top and sides of the door(s)
and/or sidelight(s).
Builder’s Advantage
®
:
Simpson’s Builder’s Advantage
Series offers large decorative glass units with clean and simple
door design. The result is a welcome mix of both traditional and
ornamental design philosophies. See page 76.
BUNGALOW SERIES
®
:
Simpson's line of exterior doors that
combine the traditional look of beaded, v-groove panels with
glass, creating a traditional look that's popular in today's home
architecture. See page 70.
C-Groove:
A shallow, wide groove cut in one side of a glass
panel, usually in a decorative design, usually polished. Compare
to v-groove.
Glossary of Terms
Came:
The dividing metal used between small pieces of glass to
make a larger glazing panel, sometimes referred to as “leading,”
which is often offered in brass, black and silver colors.
Carving:
A decorative design carved or routed into one or
more surfaces or faces of a door.
Casing:
Interior or exterior trim designed to conceal the joint or
gap between two components.
Ceramic Frit:
A material made of ground glass that is applied
to a glass panel in a slurry, and then fired in a furnace to impart a
decorative motif.
Commodity Door:
A door layout that is commonly used
throughout the industry.
Coped Construction:
The ends of rails, mullions, muntins
or bars so machined that they will fit and cover the contour of the
sticking or other components.
Core:
The innermost layer in veneered construction, normally
consisting of several individual wood pieces edge-glued and
end-glued or fingerjointed together.
CRAFTSMAN COLLECTION:
Simpson's line of exterior doors
that combine tall, flat panels with decorative glass designs, a
look suitable for any home. See page 60.
Dentil Shelf:
A horizontal profile that incorporates square
“teeth.” A design usually applied to the upper intermediate rail of
a door. Also referred to as dentil mould.
Dessicant:
A moisture absorbing additive to the air space in
an insulated glass unit to prevent moisture from fogging on the
interior surface of the glazing.
Door, Bifold:
Doors so hinged that as to fold flat against the
vertical door jamb. Bifold doors are normally classified as either
two or four leaf units.
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