Windows are a part of every infrastructure no matter what kind it is. They are important for a variety of reasons and play an important role in the construction process. Apart from playing a role in the beautification of the infrastructure, windows are also important to be installed for the purpose of ventilation so that moisture can be released and the infrastructure can be strengthened and also during emergency situations, these windows are a great source of oxygen supply and also provide an emergency exit.
Window types to choose from
There are varieties of types of windows that one can get installed based on their own preference:
- Double-hung windows: these are like any other hanging windows but there are two frames present together which gives the option to adjust the airflow into the infrastructure by choosing how much to open the window. These types of windows are hung from the top and pushed out from the bottom to open or, they are attached from one side and pushed out from the other in order to open.
- Sliding windows: such types of windows are attached in a frame and then installed onto a window panel. The frames have small wheels attached at the bottom which allows the windows to easily slide for them to open or close. The sliding feature enables the windows to take up the least amount of space.
- Glass block windows: these windows are various thick glass blocks sealed together to then take the shape of a complete window. The locks are break-resistant and are glazed hence no one can see through them which helps with the security aspect. Such windows are mostly used for decorative purpose as they cannot be opened
Different frame materials to choose from
While choosing a window frame, a customer must keep factors like heat absorption, maintenance cost, and durability in mind. Vinyl windows are the most commonly used material for window frames. These are made with hard and impact-resistant material which not only adds to its durability level but also monitors the heat transfers inside the infrastructure.
Aluminum windows are another commonly used option. They are the most inexpensive option for frames and are also lightweight which makes them easy to handle and install. Moreover, as they do not corrode so that makes them durable.
Wood is also used for the purpose of making window frames but they are mostly used on the inside as weather can damage the quality of it over time. Although wood frames can be costly but minimize the weather impact because they do not let both heat and cold enter the building easily.
If one wants to increase the life of their frames, it is important to take care of them and clean them regularly to prevent rust and molds. Simply make vinegar and baby shampoo mix and spray it onto the windows and wipe it off with a clean cloth to keep your windows clean and damage-free. Make sure to clean all the excess moisture from the windows while cleaning them.