Architectural windows and doors are an indispensable part of architectural engineering and an important part of the envelope. Architectural windows and doors not only have functions of wind and rain protection, heat insulation and sound insulation, but also their decorative effects and artistic effects are always inseparable parts of architects in architectural creation.

In addition, they also have functions of lighting and ventilation. In addition, the shape and color of the  windows and doors of the building have a great influence on the decorative effect of the building. It is the most lively and fastest-developing element in the maintenance part outside the building.

Through the form, division and combination of windows and doors , the characteristics, characteristics, symbols and allegory of the building can be reflected and reflected more strongly. The windows and doors in Chinese classical garden architecture fully embody the artistic features of garden architecture with painting in the picture and scenery in the scenery. The form and characteristics of architectural windows and doors in European-style buildings fully show its solemn and elegant effect. Modern architecture should reflect the fast-paced life and work characteristics of modern people.

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With different opening forms, windows and doors have a certain scope of application.  When choosing new windows and doors, you should be properly selected according to the requirements of use, the size of the opening, the technology and economy, the material supply, and the processing and production conditions. When determining the size of the opening, attention should be paid to the structural characteristics of various opening forms to ensure the necessary clearance size.

We should reduce the opening specifications, reduce the types of windows, and unify the material specifications, simplify the cutting. Besides, pay more attention to the standardization and interchangeability of windows and doors

Types of architectural windows and doors

Sliding windows:

Sliding windows do not occupy indoor space, and the sash is in a good state of stress. It is suitable for installing larger glass, but the ventilation area is limited.

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Folding windows:

These windows can be utilized for both commercial and residential applications.  The appeal of folding windows is the ability to completely open a view. There are no bars or mullions obstructing the windows when they are open, which allows for a beautiful view. Various sill options can be utilized for each application and to meet design and performance requirements.

Casement windows:

Casement windows (outside and inside): The casement window has a simple structure and the most common application, which facilitates the installation of screen windows. The problem of the drainage of the outside flat window is easy to solve, and it does not occupy the indoor space when it is opened, but the opening fan has the disadvantage of being blown off or damaged by the wind.

Awning windows:

Awning windows are hinged on the top and open outward from the bottom, allowing for ventilation and protection from the rain. Often placed higher on walls for privacy or in combination with large stationary windows for a better view.

Shutter:

There are two types of blinds: fixed and movable. Blinds generally have the functions of ventilation, shading, waterproofing, and blocking the sight. When the requirements for rain protection and shading are high, movable or special-shaped fixed blades can be used. If lighting requirements are required, transparent or translucent blades can be used.

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What's advantage of each architectural windows and doors

Casement windows:

The advantage of the casement window is that it has a large opening area, good ventilation, good sealing, and excellent sound insulation, thermal insulation, and impermeability. The disadvantage is that the window width is small and the view is not wide. The opening of the outer window takes up space outside the wall, which is easy to be damaged when the wind blows; and the inner window needs to occupy part of the indoor space. It is inconvenient to use screens, and it is not convenient to use screens and curtains when opening windows If the quality is not enough, it may seep rain.

Sliding windows:

The sliding window has the advantages of simplicity, beauty, large window width, large glass block, wide field of view, high lighting rate, convenient glass cleaning, flexible use, safe and reliable, long service life, opening in a plane, taking up less space, Easy to install screens and so on. The disadvantage is that the two windows cannot be opened at the same time, and only half of the windows can be opened at the most, and the ventilation is relatively poor; sometimes the sealing is also slightly poor.

Awning windows:

It is a new form developed on the basis of casement windows. It has two opening methods, which can be opened flat or pushed from the top. It can not only ventilate, but also ensure safety. Because of the hinge, the window can only open a ten-centimeter slit and cannot be reached from the outside. It is especially suitable for use when there is no one at home.

Folding window:
  • Provide an attractive appearance on the exterior of your home, since their frames can be different materials and colours
  • Low maintenance and easy to clean
  • Easily secured
  • Allow 90% access to the outdoor space
  • Operate quietly and also block a great deal of noise
  • Energy efficient with the right glass selection
  • Allow easy serving options for outdoor eating areas
Shutter:
  1. Maintain the indoor temperature comfort, using materials with good thermal insulation to effectively maintain the indoor temperature and achieve the purpose of saving energy. Simple free angle adjustment, control the incident light, adjust the blade angle to control the incident light, you can adjust the blade to the most suitable position.
  2. Beautiful and energy-saving, simple and neat blinds can be completely closed, the view from the window is unobstructed, and the windows are simple and generous. Curtains occupy part of the window space, which makes the width of the visual window of the house affected and appears cumbersome.
  3. Easy to clean, usually just wipe with a rag, please use neutral detergent when cleaning
  4. Block ultraviolet rays, effectively block the penetration of ultraviolet rays, and protect furniture from fading by ultraviolet rays.
  5. To protect privacy, use the concave and convex direction of the blade to block the outside vision. At the same time of daylighting, it blocks the outside vision from the top to the bottom at night. If the convexity of the blade faces the interior, the shadow will not be reflected to the outside.

Tips on how to choose the right one for your application

  1. Residential buildings: generally including residences, tourist hotels, hospital wards, apartment buildings, collective dormitories, kindergartens, etc., windows and doors with small heat transfer coefficients and good energy-saving effects should be selected. Can choose PVC plastic door and window profile insulating glass, or heat insulation aluminum alloy door and window profile insulating glass, low radiation insulating glass or ordinary double-layer windows.
  1. Residential quarters: For buildings in residential quarters, including multi-story houses or public buildings, PVC plastic windows and doors are more suitable. For high-rise residential quarters, PVC plastic windows and doors should be used if they can meet the wind pressure strength requirements.
  1. High-rise civil buildings: Including office buildings, comprehensive buildings, and tourist buildings, aluminum alloy windows and doors or PVC plastic windows and doors can be used, and even flat windows or sliding windows can be used.
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Conclusion:

Architectural windows and doors have many styles and a wide range of applications. Choosing the right windows and doors type can not only greatly improve the quality of our home improvement, but also improve our quality of life. Choosing the right windows and doors you need to choose a reliable supplier, EEHE, is your choice.

About Eehe

As a reliable windows and doors manufacture, Eehe was founded in 2008, is an enterprise focusing on manufacturing of aluminum windows and doors wooden doors, sunrooms and shower rooms.

We are having 4 modern manufacturing plants in China with more than 300,000sqm workshop and showroom, our monthly production capacity: 100,000 pieces wooden doors & 150,000 pieces Aluminum products. With 1,000 excellent staffs working in Eehe, we has the sales network spreading to nearly 1,000 cities all around China, and nearly 100 countries all over the world. Since its inception, EEHE members make all the efforts for the EEHE spirit of  “Excellent quality makes perfect life”, and persist in the road of innovation to bring a healthy, environmental-friendly door and window as the Primary responsibility.

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From first-contact through to delivery & Installation, EEHE care about our customers’ ideas, dreams and journey, and our engineers and inspectors ensure that every product maintains high-standards throughout customization.

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We take great pride in our designs and all our products are built with love.

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Our team will work with you to bring your ideas and dreams to reality and keep you updated every step of the way.

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