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Advantages, Disadvantages and Maintenance of Sliding Windows

Apr. 14, 2021

Sliding Windows are divided into horizontal sliding windows and vertical sliding windows depending on the direction of sliding. Horizontal sliding windows require rail grooves above and below the sash, and vertical sliding windows should have pulleys and balancing measures.

Sliding Windows

Sliding Windows

Sliding windows have the advantage of not occupying indoor space, beautiful appearance, economic price and better sealing. The use of high-grade slide rail, a gentle push, open flexible. With a large piece of glass, not only to increase the indoor lighting, but also to improve the overall appearance of the building. The force state of the window is good and not easy to damage, but the ventilation area is limited to a certain extent.


The advantage of sliding windows is that they do not take up extra space in the opening and closing state, and their construction is simple.

Sliding windows are generally most suitable for tall buildings above two stories, because the opening method is push-pull, not like Casement Windows, the window is outside, in order to avoid the window of falling objects, sliding windows are most suitable for tall buildings.


The disadvantage is that at most only 50% of the sash can be opened and the airtightness is poor when closed. In recent years, there are improved sliding windows with new technology that can push multiple sashes to one side of the folding. There are also sliding windows with improved airtightness, but overall they still cannot reach the thermal performance of casement windows and have high energy consumption, so they are rarely used in advanced countries.

Daily maintenance and care

1.doors and windows after installation, should be timely tear off the surface of the profile protective film, and scrub clean; otherwise, the protective film backing will be a lot of residue on the profile, difficult to clean.

2. In windy days should be timely closed casement window sash.

3. Casement window sash handle can not be hung on heavy objects.

4. Casement windows are opened by changing the direction of the handle to achieve different, to understand how to operate, so as not to cause damage.

5. Sliding windows in use, should often clean the sliding track to keep it clean, so that the track surface and groove without hard particles of material.

6. Plastic doors and windows in the window frame, sash and other parts of the opening of the drainage system to ensure that the windows and doors of airtight performance and watertight performance, the user in the use of the process and do not block the windows and doors of the drainage hole, so as not to cause the windows and doors drainage performance decline.

7. Sliding window in pushing and pulling force point should be in the middle of the window or under the position, do not push and pull with excessive force, so as not to reduce the service life of the window.

8. The screen can be removed from the fixed screen tape, take down the screen, respectively, with water-soluble detergent cleaning.

9. Sliding window screen in use, please pay attention to the inner track sliding fan vertical frame overlap, can maintain a good seal.

If you need, please feel free to contact the Aluminium Frame Window Manufacturer.

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