How to choose the main hardware for sliding doors and windows
As far as we know, sliding doors are easy to install, reusable, fireproof, and environmentally friendly. To a certain extent, among the many functions, the convenience of people's work is the most obvious. For example, if you want to have a meeting with others in a private room but have limited space in the office, installing a sliding door is a great solution. For meetings, the sliding doors can be folded together. After the meeting, you can separate the sliding doors.
Installing a sliding door is not an easy task. This has to do with the hardware fittings of this door. Generally speaking, hardware accessories mainly include pulleys, slides, connectors, lock tongues, handles, etc. When choosing these accessories, one should pay attention to pulleys and carriages. The following will introduce in detail how to choose satisfactory pulleys and guides.
The pulley is a very important accessory. Its effect on sliding doors cannot be underestimated. The use of sliding doors and windows is directly related to the quality of the pulley to a large extent. As for the quality of the pulley, it depends on the quality of its outer wheel and slide door bearings. Outer wheels are usually made of two materials, high-strength, wear-resistant nylon or brass. Brass-made pulleys are relatively strong compared to nylon-made pulleys. But there is a weakness. There was some noise when people were pulling on the brass pulleys. Nylon pulleys make no noise when pulled by people, but are not as durable as brass ones. The bearing should have a multi-layer complex structure. At the same time, its material is also very different. High-quality bearings are made of imported stainless steel. As a result, the pulley is installed very tight and without noise. Some of the higher-end pulleys also feature height adjustment, which helps the door connect more tightly to the track.
Matching slides are also important for sliding doors and windows. Generally, slide rails are made of two materials, namely aluminum alloy and cold rolled steel. Rails are more durable. As for the aluminum alloy track, the noise is lower. More importantly, one should pay attention to the thickness of the track. If the door is small and light, it is better to choose a small and small track. Conversely, if the door is heavy, thicker rails are a good option for safety and durability. A good slide does not depend on its material, but on the smoothness of the interface between its track and the pulley.