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Window classification and advantages and disadvantages


Doors and windows have been essential items in architecture since ancient times, and it is one of the conditions to ensure that the occupants can live a healthy and comfortable life. So, do you know what are the common window types and materials? In addition to wooden windows, aluminum alloys, anti-theft windows, and glass windows, what types of windows are there? Below, the editor of Baydee will introduce different types and materials of windows and their advantages and disadvantages, hoping to help owners who have needs in this regard.

What types of windows are there

Classified by window material

Aluminum alloy windows are light in texture, strong in plasticity, not easy to rust, have a long service life, and the price is not too high. But because metal is a heat conductor, its thermal conductivity is high and its thermal insulation performance is poor.

Plastic-steel windows are small in weight, good in heat insulation, relatively low in price, and very easy to install. However, it is easy to deform, has poor fireproof and anti-theft properties, and is easy to change color and age after being exposed to the sun and rain.

Wooden windows are made of natural materials, environmentally friendly, easy to manufacture, and have good thermal insulation, environmental protection and decoration. However, fire prevention, moisture resistance, corrosion resistance, and safety are relatively poor, and the price is relatively high.

Stainless steel windows have properties such as wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and oxidation resistance, and the surface color is bright and bright. But because it is made of steel, it is heavy, and it is inconvenient to disassemble and reinstall.

Classified by window function

Fireproof windows have good high-temperature heat insulation performance, the overall deformation is not easy, and the surface is not easy to age. The disadvantage is that the light transmission will slowly decay over time.

The anti-theft window can prevent wind and mosquito, is easy to disassemble, has high anti-theft strength, is convenient to use, has a rigorous structure, and can be disassembled and washed at will.

The better the thermal insulation effect of the thermal insulation window, but it may affect the air tightness, resulting in fewer indoor ventilation times and affecting indoor air quality.

Classified by window opening and closing

There are two types of casement windows: inward opening and outward opening. The biggest feature is that the window sash can be fully opened, the ventilation and sealing performance is good, and the structure is simple.

Sliding windows are divided into two types: left and right, and up and down. They are economical in price and have better sealing performance, but the ventilation area is limited to a certain extent.

The shutter is a special window used to block sunlight or line of sight, with fixed or movable shutters above it.

Fixed windows cannot be opened, generally without sash, and the glass can only be embedded in the window frame, which is only used for lighting and looking out.

The sash of the vertically rotating window can be rotated vertically. This kind of window has better ventilation effect, but the performance of preventing rainwater leakage is poor.

Classified by window type

Skylights can be divided into convex skylights, sunken skylights, flat skylights and zigzag skylights. The movable skylight can enhance ventilation and lighting.

There are two types of top-hung windows and middle-hung windows. Top-hung windows can make the air between the room and nature circulate naturally. The accessories of middle-hung windows have good economic performance and are easy to install.

There are two types of floating windows: internal floating and external floating. The design of the bay window greatly enhances the lighting. Compared with conventional flat windows, it is much wider and helps ventilation.

Floor-to-ceiling windows Baydee Xiaobian reminds that floor-to-ceiling windows have excellent lighting and expand the field of vision, but the privacy is not strong, making people feel insecure, and cleaning is a problem.

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