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Definition of Glass Fiber

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Glass Fiber

glass in a strand form. The ingredients are essentially the same that go into any glass product such as a window pane or drinking glass.



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Fiber Glass Insulation

An energy-efficient glass fiber product manufactured by Owens Corning to ensure the best thermal and noise control performance available.


MIRAFLEX® Fiber

A revolutionary soft-to-the-touch glass fiber insulation developed by Owens Corning for easier handling and installation. In addition to its virtually itch-free characteristic, insulation with Miraflex® has extraordinary resiliency allowing it to be packaged in more convenient, ultra-compact rolls.


Noncombustible

The material will not burn. The glass fibers in PINK fiber glass insulation have a natural fire resistance, and are considered non-combustible when tested in accordance to ASTM E136.


Faced Insulation

insulation with an attached vapor retarder (kraft paper or foil-backed paper).


Insulation Density

Denser insulation products have more fibers per square inch and, therefore, give you greater insulating power through higher R-values.



Metal Insulation Support

16" or 24" wire rod or crisscrossed wire to hold floor insulation in place.


Reflective Insulation System

Reflective insulation System is formed by a combination of low emittance surfaces and air spaces that provide reflective cavities, which have low levels of radiant energy transmission.


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Un-faced Insulation

insulation with no attached vapor retarder.


Poly-Wrap

Polyethylene wrap that encloses Owens Corning miraflex® insulation, making it comfortable to touch, less likely to itch and irritate, and easier to handle and install. The poly wrap has tiny perforations that allow the insulation to breathe and resist the collection of moisture within the wrap.


Medical Information Bureau

This organization was established in 1902. The Medical Information Bureau (M.I.B.) is a non-profit association of life insurance companies. Its purpose is to detect and deter fraud by providing warnings called, alerts, to member companies. For example, if an insurance applicant advised one insurance company of a heart attack and then applied to another insurance company omitting this history, codes, reported by the first insurance company, indicating a heart attack would alert the second insurance company to the undisclosed history. It is a rarity, however, that the alert is the only notice of a specific medical impairement as most applicants completely disclose their history.


Paid-Up Additions

A type of insurance policy or annuity in which the owner receives dividends, typically increases the death.


Agreement of Purchase and Sale

A legal agreement that offers a certain price for a home. The offer may be firm (no conditions attached), or conditional (certain conditions must be fulfilled before the deal can be closed).


Mortgagee and Mortgagor

The lender is the mortgagee and the borrower is the mortgagor.


Awning Windows

Single level windows that tilt outward and up.


Bay Window

A window that projects outward in a curve.


Dormer Windows

Dormers are located on the second floor and project or extend out through the roof to provide window space.


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Electrical Service Panel

Refers to the high-voltage electrical system's first point of entry into a home beyond the meter.


Palladian Window

One larger window with a circle top window above and usually has two smaller, rectangular windows on each side.



Pitch

The angle of slope of a roof.


Radius Window

A window with an arched top.


Window Buck

Square or rectangular box that is installed within a concrete foundation or block wall. A window will eventually be installed in this "buck" during the siding stage of construction.


Window Sash

The operating or movable part of a window; the sash is made of window panes and their border.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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