Sliding Window / July 14, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
The UPVC frames are affordable and have many benefits over wooden frames or the aluminum frames. They are made from eco friendly material and manufacturing them uses little energy. This makes them ideal for environment conscious people. The sliding windows made from UPVC can be made water resistant and wind resistant as well. Using them in your home can waterproof and soundproof your home easily. If you reside near tropical area that faces strong sun then you dont have to worry about faded window frames.
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.
Next you need to install the head rail. Just like the lower track the pivot brackets must be a few inches from the wall. Sometimes you may need more than one track to cover a room. This also allows the window panels to be stacked upon each other. If you want to add an additional valance to the mix make sure you use one that is deigned for that window panel. Otherwise it will not fit correctly.