Sliding Window / July 14, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
Casement windows are attached vertically with hinges to one side on a wall. They usually open with a crank mechanism. A single window or a pair of windows can be fitted into a frame. They open all the way outward and are wide open from top to bottom and sidetoside. A sliding window is a window that slides along a track inside the window frame. The frame may consist of many tracks depending on the number of windows on the tracks. They open horizontally and give a hundred percent view of the outside.
Always be sure to avoid abrasive cleaners such as cleansers and products containing bleach as they can affect the vinyl surface or the caulking around the window. Also avoid using a power washer or hard spraying hose as this too can damage the caulk. Besides occasional exterior cleaning the tracks and runners on your vinyl sliders should be checked every few weeks to make sure they are clear of debris. Vinyl sliding windows glide horizontally and open the full length of the window.
To save on energy one can choose a doubleglazed window (which uses two panels of glass). The layer between the two glasses acts as an insulator to save the heat in the room. Depending on how much privacy and safety is required in the area where you live you may opt for fortified or screened windows. But above all its your budget that will have a final say on how your windows will look. There are benefits and drawbacks of each kind of window. Lets look at some of them: