Sliding Window / July 16, 2018 / Christabel Gosselin
Casement windows are attached vertically with hinges to one side on a wall. They usually open with a crank mechanism. A single window or a pair of windows can be fitted into a frame. They open all the way outward and are wide open from top to bottom and sidetoside. A sliding window is a window that slides along a track inside the window frame. The frame may consist of many tracks depending on the number of windows on the tracks. They open horizontally and give a hundred percent view of the outside.
Depending on the window treatments you chose you have the opportunity to enjoy an unobstructed view of the outdoors and maximize the potential for allowing fresh air ina great energysaving benefit during the warmer months when a subtle breeze can save you from constantly running your air conditioning. These windows are also space savers because they slide rather than crank out. You can be sure that a vinyl sliding window will not interfere with an outdoor deck patio or walkway and they wont interfere with or open into your landscaping.
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.