Sliding windows on the balcony – In addition to traditional swing-out windows for glazing balconies increasingly used sliding windows .
Sliding windows have their advantages – do not occupy space in the clear, do not slam the wind. They are easy to use , if your balcony or on the narrow kitchen, for example , if the table top is connected to the sill and you can not open the window.
Sliding windows are aluminum and metal . Aluminium systems so-called ” cold glass ” may be used if there is no need to insulate the balcony. They protect against wind , rain and snow , however, have one major drawback – when severe frosts sash windows freezes .
Plastic window system much better, they are tight , have good waterproofing and are suitable for insulated glazing balconies.
Sliding windows are of the following types :
We consider in more detail each of the windows
Parallel – sliding windows
Called parallel sliding window in which one or two flaps can be shifted to the side , moving on rails parallel to the plane of the window opening while fully releasing the window opening . They are called ” window coupe “, because the principle of action is the same . Sash based on solid rollers that provide a smooth ride . These windows are similar to aluminum window system, but none of the drawbacks .
Pan or tilt- sliding windows
More interesting variant sliding windows – tilt- sliding windows .
Although these windows also parted . But how it works is completely different. First window and leans extends ” over “, and then slowly circles parallel profile. It is like opening a door to the bus “Icarus” . A window is called – “Icarus” . These plastic windows can be regarded as multi-level , and it is no problem to combine with wings dull design.
Tilt- sliding windows provide a seal around the perimeter of the opening and ensure maximum heat protection glazed apartment , balcony or loggia . Casement windows can be opened such on the upper ventilation.
Vertically sliding window
Vertically – sliding windows does not have such an extension and such popularity as conventional plastic windows . They are also called English windows , in which the frame is slightly come one after another, how – to cling. British open window lifting frame vertically upwards, with the use of a counterweight , and fixed .
Modern plastic vertically sliding windows also have a swing-out function. And they can also be used for glazing balconies.