Aluminum sliding windows - a popular solution for glazing
Durable and lightweight aluminum competesPVC profiles. It is distinguished by its high strength, lightness, corrosion resistance, good temperature tolerances. From the aluminum profile make "warm" windows or sliding systems. The service life of such structures is estimated in decades, which adds to their popularity.
Aluminum sliding windows are most often usedon the balconies, loggias and verandas - they save space, are well protected against dust and precipitation, but do not provide tightness and are characterized by high thermal conductivity. An important quality of such windows is the wide temperature range of their use: from -80C to + 300C. Sliding systems provide excellent airflow in the open state and do not obstruct the passage.
Profiles of aluminum are more rigid and canwithstand significant loads. The profile itself has a smaller cross-section, because of what such a glazing looks more airy and allows a large amount of light. Aluminum sliding windows can maximally have sashes up to a width of 1.6meters and a height of up to 2.3 meters.
To reduce the thermal conductivity,thermo-insulating inserts of polymers, such profiles are called "warm". They can be used in the glazing of heated rooms. Warm sliding aluminum windows provide excellent sound and thermal insulation. To do this, three sealing loops are used: two in the porch and one in the middle. This insulation is guaranteed to protect against wind, dust and water. The best aluminum sliding windows do not cost well and belong to the "luxury" class. Their cost depends not only on the profile and glass used, but also includes the cost of the fittings and the glazing area.
In sliding systems, the sashes move along theparallel guides using a roller mechanism with a polymer coating, which makes their stroke noiseless and smooth. In the closed state, aluminum sliding windows are blocked by special latches, ensuring safety and fixation.
For glazing space where there is no room fordeparture sliding door, you can use a folding system, the so-called "accordion". In the open state, all the doors of such a sliding system are folded at the extreme points and almost do not take up space. Using this method of glazing, it is possible to block openings up to 2.3 meters in height and up to 6.5 meters in width. In this case, the weight of one leaf should not be more than 80 kilograms, and the leaf can not be more than seven.
Aluminum sliding windows can be painted in any color. To do this, use two methods of staining:
- powder coating - allows you to paint the frame in any color on the scale RAL, but it has a significant cost;
- anodizing - costs less, but the number of colors is limited.
Aluminum windows have proven themselves in theclimatic conditions, characteristic for Russia. They are not subject to corrosion, are light and easy to care for. Systems with their use can combine different types of leaflets: swinging, deaf and sliding. They are much lighter than similar PVC-profile systems and do not require reinforcement.