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How to choose the right hardware for your windows and doors

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Window and door hardware is a general term for all kinds of metal and nonmetal accessories installed on windows and doors of buildings. It helps when windows and doors are opened and closed. Hardware accessories are the heart of windows and doors, not the supporting role. The quality of hardware accessories also directly affects the windows and doors problems, so we must choose good windows and doors hardware.

What are the main windows and doors hardware accessories?
Mainly include: handles, door locks, window locks, hinges, friction arms, transmission rods, rails, rollers, door closers, etc., and these inconspicuous small objects are combined, in order to make the windows and doors open and close smoothly and use safely.

What materials are the windows and doors hardware accessories composed of?
The common raw materials of windows and doors hardware accessories are mainly composed of zinc alloy, aluminum alloy, and stainless steel. Hardware handles, lock boxes, lock points and other components are generally made of zinc alloy or aluminum alloy. The grade of zinc alloy is better divided into several quality grades such as grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4. Each grade has different element proportions and standards. The higher the grade, the better the quality. Hinge hinges, hardware transmission shafts, connecting rods, and other load-bearing components are generally made of stainless steel and are also divided into several quality grades such as 201, 304, and 316. The higher the grade, the better the quality.

What are the surface treatments for windows and doors hardware accessories?
There are three common treatment methods for the surface treatment of window and door hardware accessories, powder coating, anodizing, and electroplating. Powder coating is a process with a wide range of applications in windows and doors hardware accessories. It is often used for the surface treatment of handles and hinges and has the advantages of corrosion resistance and aging resistance. Anodizing is the most delicate and is often used for the surface treatment of handles, which is comfortable, smooth, and resistant to bumps. The electroplating process mainly uses electrolysis to attach a layer of the metal film to the surface of metal or other materials to prevent metal oxidation, improve wear resistance, electrical conductivity, reflectivity, corrosion resistance, and enhance aesthetics.

What are the tests for windows and doors hardware accessories?
Our hardware accessories will do cycle/durability testing. By subjecting products to a series of movements that provide hard data on product durability, we can continuously improve the quality of our products.

For coastal use, we also do salt spray tests. Normally, we set a test time of 500 hours and use 5% neutral salt water spray to continuously spray the surface of the product. At the end of the test time, check whether the surface of the product is corroded or sprayed off.

Quality of hardware accessories for windows and doors
The quality of windows and doors hardware accessories directly affects the lifetime and safety quality of aluminum alloy windows and doors. Hardware accessories are vulnerable parts in aluminum alloy windows and doors. Every switch of doors and windows needs to be designed to support and operate hardware accessories. Over time, hardware accessories will be more prone to aging and damage. Inferior door and window hardware accessories are easy to age and break, which will seriously affect the normal opening and closing and use of doors and windows so that the water tightness and air tightness of doors and windows are difficult to be guaranteed, and doors and windows with damaged hardware accessories will also bring security risks to home safety. , such as falling doors and windows, and the home is attacked easily by wind and rain, etc.

Installation of windows and doors hardware accessories
Whether the installation of windows and doors hardware accessories is correct also directly affects the use and performance of windows and doors. The correct installation of windows and doors hardware accessories should be stable and reliable, the position is accurate, and there is no shortage of accessories. After the hardware accessories are installed, they should meet the requirements of flexible opening and closing of windows and doors, be easy to use, and can achieve a good sealing state.

How to extend the service life of windows and doors hardware accessories?
The hinge and roller of windows and doors have been exposed to wind, sun, and rain for a long time. They should be maintained with a small amount of lubricating oil every six months to a year. This will not only ensure a longer use of hardware but also a smoother opening and closing of windows and doors, which is not easy to produce abnormal sound.

The quality of aluminum alloy windows and doors hardware accessories will directly affect the use and safety of windows and doors and will be closely related to the comfort of the home. In short, the importance of window and door hardware accessories cannot be underestimated.

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