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Definition of Window Buck

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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.



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Buck

Often used in reference to rough frame opening members. Door bucks used in reference to metal door frame. See window buck.


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.


Palladian Window

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



Radius Window

A window with an arched top.


Window Sash

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


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Dormer Windows

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


Group Life Insurance

this is a very common form of life insurance which is found in employee benefit plans and bank mortgage insurance. In employee benefit plans the form of this insurance is usually one year renewable term insurance. The cost of this coverage is based on the average age of everyone in the group. Therefore a group of young people would have inexpensive rates and an older group would have more expensive rates.
Some people rely on this kind of insurance as their primary coverage forgetting that group life insurance is a condition of employment with their employer. The coverage is not portable and cannot be taken with you if you change jobs. If you have a change in health, you may not qualify for new coverage at your new place of employment.
Bank mortgage insurance is also usually group insurance and you can tell this by virtue of the fact that you only receive a certificate of insurance, and not a complete policy. The only form in which bank mortgage insurance is sold is reducing term insurance, matching the declining mortgage balance. The only beneficiary that can be chosen for this kind of insurance is the bank. In both cases, employee benefit plan group insurance and bank mortgage insurance, the coverage is not guaranteed. this means that coverage can be cancelled by the insurance company underwriting that particular plan, if they are experiencing excessive claims.


Level Premium Life Insurance

this is a type of insurance for which the cost is distributed evenly over the premium payment period. The premium remains the same from year to year and is more than actual cost of protection in the earlier years of the policy and less than the actual cost of protection in the later years. The excess paid in the early years builds up a reserve to cover the higher cost in the later years.


Living Will

this is a will which specifically expresses the testator's desire not to be kept alive on life support machines, should the occasion arise.


Will

this is a legal document detailing how you want your assets to be distributed upon your death. You may also stipulate how you wish to be buried or who you would like to take care of any surviving dependent family members. In my opinion, it is very important to be quite specific about your wishes for the distribution of special assets such as the antique grandfather clock, the classic silver tea set or the antique piano. If you think that your beneficiaries may dispute how your things are to be distributed, consider stipulating that an auction be held in which all beneficiaries may bid on the item which they value and all moneys collected are then shared in the same manner in which you distributed your other liquid assets. Your might want to remember that a will is automatically revoked upon marriage unless the will specifically states that the will is made in contemplation of marriage.


Level Premium

A premium that remains unchanged throughout the life of a policy


Paid-Up Additions

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


Single-family home

A detached house.


Area Walls

Corrugated metal or concrete barrier walls installed around a basement Window to hold back the earth.


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Balloon Framed Wall

framed walls (generally over 10' tall) that run the entire vertical length from the floor sill plate to the roof. this is done to eliminate the need for a gable end truss.


Basement Foundation

A basement is a usable foundation that typically has ceiling heights of 8' and is Often finished off as living or storage space.



Bay Window

A Window that projects outward in a curve.


Bi-Level

A home that has two levels. Typically, a garage or storage area is situated in the lower level and the home in the upper section.


Built-Up Roof

A roofing composed of three to five layers of asphalt felt laminated with coal tar, pitch, or asphalt. The top is finished with crushed slag or gravel. Generally used on flat or low-pitched roofs.


Bull Nose Drywall

Rounded drywall corners.


Concrete Block

A hollow concrete 'brick' Often 8" x 8" x 16" in size. Often used in low rise commercial and some residential construction. The original design and use is attributed to the architect Frank Lloyd Wright.


Construction Documents

All drawings, specifications and addenda associated with a specific construction project.


Crawlspace Foundation

The space between the ground and the first floor of a home, usually no higher than four feet.


Dormer Windows

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


Electrical Rough

Work performed by the Electrical Contractor after the plumber and heating contractor are complete with their phase of work. Normally all electrical wires, and outlet, switch, and fixture boxes are installed (before insulation).


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Entry Box

See Electrical Service Entry



Framer

The carpenter contractor that installs the lumber and erects the frame, flooring system, interior walls, backing, trusses, rafters, decking, installs all beams, stairs, soffits and all work related to the wood structure of the home. The framer builds the home according to the blueprints and must comply with local building codes and regulations.


Gable End Wall

The triangular end of an exterior wall above the eaves formed under a gable roof.


GFI -See Ground Fault Current Interrupter



Ground Fault Current Interrupter

An electrical device used to prevent injury from contact with faulty electrical appliances and faulty wiring
electrical shocks. GFIs should not be confused with AFIs, the later are designed to prevent electrical fires. GFIs are required in new home bathrooms, kitchen, garage, out of doors and in other locations where one might be in contact with a grounded surface or body of water and an electrical appliance. Most GFI's are located in the receptacle itself or a curcuit breaker and can be identified by the presence of a 'test' and a 'reset' button.


aterial used to cover the interior framed areas of walls and ceilings



Knee Wall

A wall-like structure that supports roof rafters.


Lap Siding

Slightly wedge-shaped boards used as horizontal siding in a lapped pattern over the exterior sheathing. Varies in butt thickness from ½ to ¾ inch and in widths up to 12".


Living Square Footage

See Square Footage, Living


Load-Bearing Wall

Includes all exterior walls and any interior wall that is aligned above a support beam or girder. Normally, any wall that has a double horizontal top plate.


Metal Flue

A metal channel through which hot air, gas, steam or smoke may pass.


Metal Insulation Support

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


Nonbearing Wall

A wall supporting no load other than its own weight.


Palladian Window

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


Radius Window

A Window with an arched top.


Siding

See Lap siding


Slab Foundation

For a slab foundation, the site is leveled off, and a trench is dug around the perimeter of the home site. Gravel is then spread across the site, and concrete is poured approximately four inches thick over wire mesh and a moisture barrier. In areas of load bearing walls, trenches need to be dug to allow for additional thickness at this location. Slab foundations have no piers or floor joists, and the concrete slab is the floor system.


Square Footage, Living

The Square footage in a home that is heated and/or cooled. The space occupied by two-story rooms and stairwells is counted once in the lower floor's Square footage. Living Square footage does not include garages, bonus rooms, or porches unless otherwise noted.


Trombe Wall

A passive solar wall, usually masonry or concrete, used for passing heat from one room (like a sun room or solar garden room) to another.


Walk Through

A final inspection of a home before "closing" to look for and document problems that need to be corrected.


Wall Out

When a painter spray paints the interior of a home.


Window Sash

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


Yard of Concrete

One cubic yard of concrete is 3' x 3' x 3' in volume, or 27 cubic feet. One cubic yard of concrete will pour 80 Square feet of 3 ½" sidewalk or basement/garage floor.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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