Why is there a gap between the frame and the astragal bar? - Quickslide Windows & Doors

Why is there a gap between the frame and the astragal bar?

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There should be a gap between the astragal bar and frame to allow for movement. If there was no gap, the bar would just pop off. uPVC or UPVC expands in heat and by including a gap we’ve made room for any potential expansion you may see during hot summer months. The uPVC will turn to its original form when it cools down.

Required gap: 1mm | Tolerance: +/- 0.2mm

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