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Eased Edges (EE)
Slightly rounded surfacing on pieces of lumber to remove sharp corners. Lumber
4 inches or less in thickness is frequently shipped with eased edges unless otherwise
Pieces of wood glued together
in order to make a wider or thicker piece of lumber.
The way by which a person exits. Most building codes require egress windows in
A measure of a surface's ability to emit long-waved infrared radiation or room
temperature radiant heat energy. Emissivity varies from 0 (no emitted infrared)
to 1 (100 percent emitted infrared). The lower the emissivity, the lower the
Energy Panel (EP)
A piece of glass, annealed or tempered, and finished on the edges by a surround.
EPs are applied to windows or doors and rest on the glazing stop. EPs offer the homeowner added energy
A surface check at the end of a piece of
tongue and groove the ends of matched lumber.
A lengthwise separation of the
wood fibers at the end of a piece of lumber.
A decorative door handle plate
attached to the stile directly behind the handle(s). Generally
square or rectangular shaped.
Tilt-Turn hardware which
houses the gear mechanism for the Tilt-Turn, inswinging casement and
Extreme Fiber Stress in Bending (Fb)
The allowable unit stress used in the design of bending members such as beams,
trusschords, joists and rafters.
An article or product of vinyl or metal made by the process of extruding. Extrusions
include vinyl sill and head jamb tracks, vinyl jamb liners and aluminum cladding
used on the exterior of clad units.