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FOGGING

A deposit of contamination left on the inside surface of the sealed insulating glass unit due to extremes of temperatures. Usually happens with failed SIG.

FLUSH JOINT

Compound applied in an opening or joint so that it is even with the top edge of the joint.

FLUSH GLAZING

A method of glazing wherein the surfaces of the glass retaining members (stops or beads) are in the same plane normal to the glass as the side faces of the frame members; often achieved by providing pockets in these faces.

FLOAT GLASS

Glass which has its bottom surfaces formed by floating on molten metal, the top surface being gravity formed, producing a high optical quality of glass with parallel surfaces and, without polishing and grinding, the fire-finished brilliance of the finest sheet glass. Float is replacing plate glass.

FIXED WINDOW

1. A window which is stationary, also known as a picture window 2. The part of a sliding window or door which is non-moveable, also known as inactive.

FILLER

A material such as cotton mop yarn, glass fiber insulation, oakum, polyethylene, Denver foam, etc., which is pressed into an opening or joint so that the compound applied to seal the joint will exert pressure and form good contact against the sides of the joint or opening.

FILET BEAD

Placing caulking or sealant in such a manner that it forms an angle between the materials being caulked.

FASCIA

Exterior perimeter of the roof just below the roof-line, perpendicular to the overhang. Often covered with aluminum for a maintenance-free exterior.

FACE GLAZING

On a rabbetted sash without stops, the triangular bead of compound is applied with a glazing knife after the bedding, setting and clipping the lite in place.

FABRICATOR

Buys glass from the glass manufacture and fabricates (tempering, laminating, insulating, etc.) to their customers requirements.