In today’s time, uPVC windows and doors are more in trend because of their properties like low maintenance, toughness, durability, thermal comfort and energy efficiency. They are also rot resistant and are resilient to salt erosion. Moreover, they are safe & secure, cost-effective and eco-friendly.
uPVC system has so many advantages, but selection of wrong hardware can totally destroy the window function. So, for that reason, we can say that hardware of any window or door is the back bone of the system.
While it comes to selection of hardware for uPVC system, use of good quality hardware in window is of prime importance for a bunch of reasons: They should be extremely functional, maintenance free and complement the attenuated clean lines of modern design.When it comes to residential projects, one of the most important components is the selection of doors and windows hardware for uPVC system. In residential projects, most important factor is security and energy efficiency. One must look for multi-point locking system for uPVC system windows and doors which will provide high security and insulation. Quality and durability of locking need to be tested.
Selection of Hardware
Handles are the key hardware of window or door. For selection of handles, one should keep in mind the aesthetic look and function of handles. Quality, design and colour of handle is more important in uPVC system. There are standard material used like Aluminium, ZAMAC or Zinc- Aluminium alloy die cast. Quality of powder coating of the handle vary from brand to brand depending upon its price.
Hinges, friction stays and rollers are window’s invisible functional hardware like heart in the body. Major functional life of windows or doors depend on the hardware. To select correct hinge or friction stay, one should focus on window or door panel/ vent size and weight. Many a times, operation of window fails or sagging of window happens due to wrong selection of friction stay or hinge. Material grade for friction stay used are SS304 and SS202. Quality and durability of stay depend on its material grade. Hardware companies should provide right hardware for window and door to clients.
Same as hinges, selection of sliding roller is crucial. Selection of rollers should be done considering sliding panel weight and size. There are various materials available for rollers like nylon rollers, copper rollers etc.
Even with the most advanced home security system, your home will not be fully secure and complete if you don’t have proper locks for your doors and windows. A good lock is a fantastic first step to make sure that the bad guys can’t get into your home.
Have secure front door locks. The door should have deadbolts in addition to keyed door lock sets. Look for deadbolts with a 1-inch (2.5cm) throw bolt and an interlocking frame. Don’t choose a dual-cylinder device – the kind with a key for both sides. These can trap your family inside in case of a house fire. If you have one now, replace it.
Burglars look for the easiest way in, and in most cases they head for the windows and balcony doors. Old windows offer only a low level of burglary protection and without any window locks they can be entered by burglars in a matter of seconds. Use of special burglary protection, especially for windows that are easily accessible, is recommended. This can be in the form of lockable window handles or, in the case of balcony and terrace doors, using a variety of locking handles that prevent forced entry.
Multipoint locking window help prevent burglary and also it will help in window insulation.
Using good quality of hardware gives more confidence, aesthetics and peace of mind.
Maintenance of Hardware
uPVC windows and doors are fitted with high quality hardware. In order to make it work properly, all the moving parts should be checked at least once a year and lubricated if necessary. In addition, the tilt and turn window mechanism might have to be adjusted occasionally.
Developing new and successful products is not an easy task. New product development follows a product from assembly to sales. There is a long and complicated process to product development – but like all great things, it begins with something simple. All new products begin with a concept. This idea usually comes from a product development or research team, which uses marketing trends and research to propose new product concepts. they can add to the attractive appearance of the rooms.
Even if the hardware seem little more expensive, one should not get discouraged from going for quality products. The windows are one of the most important component of a house for all residents and quality windows will pay out later the money, which has been invested.
Undoubtedly, with quality hardware, one can give final touch to the house interior, as the windows will be more effective in executing their purpose. We already know about the importance of the windows, but we still are not familiar of the importance of the hinges, locks and other parts of windows, which make the difference. A difference, which is hard to see, but so easy to feel.
McCoy 8m Multipoint Locks
McCoy 8m multipoint locks are available in White Zinc Plating & Chrome. It has 3 Passivation Coating to prevent from corrosion and provide high security and insulation to window with different size of multipoint lock options. Starting from development to sales, McCoy 8m involves their highly experience team to deliver one of the best products to customer. In McCoy 8m, they have a team of experienced engineers which supports the uPVC system companies and fabricators starting from the selection of right hardware for window or door to assembly of products.
Also read our ultimate guide on UPVC Doors & UPVC Windows.