Young professional worker in uniform using tape measure, measuring window for installing blinds, while his aged colleague making notes. Construction and maintenance concept. Horizontal shotMillions of people around the world use windows every day. We use them to let light into our homes, offices, and cars. However, few consider the process involved in manufacturing this everyday item. In this blog post, we explain how to manufacture windows.

Manufacture Windows from Several MaterialsWindow Types Manufacturing

Glass, aluminum and wood are popular choices for their durability and aesthetics. Some builders use vinyl windows for new construction or replacement windows. However, these fail to offer the same level of insulation as other window types. Plastic windows are often made with acrylic glass which has lower insulation values than other types of plastic because it is not quite as thick. However, these are relatively easy to install, inexpensive and easy to maintain.

how to manufacture different types of windowsSeries of Processes to Manufacture Windows

  1. The first step in the process is to take raw materials and turn them into a form that can be used to make the window.
  2. This is done by mixing different types of glass, sand, and other components at high temperatures.
  3. After the mixture cools down, it becomes hard enough for workers to mold it into shape.
  4. The next step is to cut out imperfections from inside each pane before polishing them, so they are smooth on both sides (and free from fingerprints). (When we clean windows, our goal is to restore them to this state.)

Raw Materials to Manufacture Windowsmaking of wooden windows in the factory shop

Glass is the most common material used for window construction because it is easy to work with and inexpensive. Glass is made of sand and lime. Workers melt these two ingredients at high temperatures, creating molten glass. Then, they mold the form into any shape the manufacturer desires.

different kinds of windowsManufacture Windows Using Either Extrusion or Injection Molding

  • Extrusion
    A single piece of material is drawn through a die to form the window’s shape. Extruded windows are often used for exterior applications because they can be made from high-strength materials that won’t break easily when exposed to extreme weather conditions.
  • Injection

With injection molding, the worker creates a mold for each window and injects molten plastic into it at high pressure with nozzles called gates (or runners). Injection-molded windows are typically made from low-density polyethylene (LDPE), which makes them lightweight yet sturdy enough to withstand wind loads up to 100 mph without breaking or cracking. Injection molds allow manufacturers to produce complex shapes such as arches or curves without adding extra steps during production–a process known as secondary operations.The accumulation tank of the industrial injection molding machine-extruder. In the round inspection window, polypropylene granules are visible.

Automation to Manufacture Windows

Automation Software Technology Process System Business concept.The window manufacturing process can be automated or manual, depending on the type and complexity of the window. Automated manufacturing is faster and more efficient because, in it, machines do all the work. However, manual manufacturing allows for more flexibility when creating custom designs or adjusting an existing design. Manual assembly is typically used with casement windows since these windows are simpler than other styles (such as sliding or double hung). In contrast, automated assembly is most used with complex products like bay windows because they require more precise installation methods than simple ones do.

Whichever method the manufacturer used to create your windows; we would love to help you keep them clean. Call today to set up an appointment. Now that the weather is warming up, time slots are filling.

About Elliott Window Cleaning in Meridian, Idahoguy cleaning a window

We established Elliott Window Cleaning in 2019. But our history runs much deeper. In fact, this family owned, and operated business began in Hood River, Oregon in 1984, where Monty Elliott learned the window cleaning trade from his father. Over the years, Monty has always washed windows – whether it was on the side or as a full-time business. In 2019, Monty and his oldest son, Cody, decided to begin serving the Treasure Valley once again. As a result, all four family members spend their time running the most reliable, friendly, and thorough window cleaning company in the Treasure Valley. At Elliott Window Cleaning, we build trust with each customer and strive to provide an elite experience. For a free, no-obligation quote, call today Call: (208) 600-3154.