Sliding Window / November 21, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin.
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:
Allows for faster fire escapes. Allows for quick and easy emergency escapes. Screens can be fitted easily. Use less mechanical parts like pulleys and springs hence require less maintenance.Less prone to misalignment. Cost effective. Lend themselves to a variety of colors designs and materials. Cleaning their outside surfaces is more of a challenge. So whatever your choice it is possible to create the desired effect with the many window options available in designs colors materials and fittings.
If you are opting for the doors and windows then you can different kinds of frames for the same. This includes wooden framing aluminum framing and UPVC framing. The UPVC doors and windows are now preferred over the other two frames as the UPVC frames are more efficient. you can forget about heavy maintenance. The UPVC windows and doors require very little maintenance as compared to the other doors and windows and do not require regular paint jobs.
You will then need to install the panels into the rails. This can be hard because they are designed to not fall out. There may be Velcro strips you can install on the inside of the head rail to secure the windows. This should also let you slip in the panels. The valance returns attach to joiners but you may have to trip excess fabric. Woven wooden valances come with an aluminium L joint in the corner that inserts into the panel. The last step is to install the cords which move the panels along the track.