What is Racked ?

Definition of Racked in Construction
Term that is used to describe a misalignment of a door or window frame within the rough opening or the misalignment of a sash within a frame. Racked can mean a window or door out of plumb or basically crooked within the opening. Racking, will prevent the proper functioning of the door and window and could cause glass breakage or jamming of the sash within the frame. The term rack is a universal construction term that identifies something functioning out of plumb or simply out of line. This term is used in all of the different construction disciplines and in all areas of the country. A racked mechanism is a mechanism that does not function smoothly or evenly and become racked as it is operated.