Sliding Window / July 10, 2018 / Guillaume Roussel
Many new sliding windows have key locking latches already installed. Some allow the window to be locked slightly open for ventilation. If your home has these window locks they are usually secure enough to keep your insurance company happy. If your home has only a simple nonlocking latch you should secure them with a keylocking sliding window lock or a window grill. Installing window locks yourself will cost AUD$15$20 per window. Having these locks supplied and installed by a locksmith will cost $40$50 per window.
Window grills provide very good security and ventilation. Windows can be left open even if you are not home. Window grills are relatively expensive so best fitted in bedrooms bathrooms kitchens or areas requiring good ventilation. If a window lock is correctly installed the glass would need to be broken or a considerable amount of force used to get the window open. Windows are a major part of ones home a feature which not only determines the look of the house but also gives it a special identity. Windows are a crucial ingredient that gives your home its special identity.
To save on energy one can choose a doubleglazed window (which uses two panels of glass). The layer between the two glasses acts as an insulator to save the heat in the room. Depending on how much privacy and safety is required in the area where you live you may opt for fortified or screened windows. But above all its your budget that will have a final say on how your windows will look. There are benefits and drawbacks of each kind of window. Lets look at some of them: