Sliding Window / July 18, 2018 / Marguerite Mathieu
These windows offer beauty convenience and a virtually unobstructed view of the outdoors. They are also extremely strong and almost completely weather and damage resistant. Although any material exposed to weather requires upkeep vinyl sliding windows are virtually maintenance free. In some cases a heavy rain fall will do the job. If you do need to give them extra attention all that is needed is a soft cloth or soft bristle brush with a product recommended by the window manufacturer.
To install the track you need a secure surface to mount it too. Make sure your blinds came with all the parts you will need like bracket screw mountings for wood installation. Some paper windows come with a swivel bracket so they can be opened horizontally and pivoted open. You need a minimum distance between the swivel and the walls to allow the doors to open. The number of tracks roughly equates to how solid the window covering will be.
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.