Sliding Window / July 16, 2018 / Guillaume Roussel
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.
You will have to choose a window with an electrical socket nearby in order to connect the air conditioner unitproperly. Remove any furniture or obstacles near the window which could impede air flow. You must thoroughly check the window sill to see if it will act as a stable base for air conditioner unit. You will have to replace it if it is cracked or corrupt before you proceed with installation of the unit. Now install the metal brackets use to support the AC at a level which is set for it. These brackets need to be nailed at the center.
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.