Sliding Window / July 16, 2018 / Christabel Gosselin
Kitchen sliding windows are very easy to fix in your kitchen. If you dont have much space or are not ready to break much wall in your kitchen then sliding windows are the best option. This is because these windows dont need much frame but more of glass so that you can enjoy more of natural light. You can have any size of sliding window in your kitchen from small to very big. It solely depends on your desires and comfort. Big windows will also make your kitchen look bigger.
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.
Sliding window locks are often called vent locks as they allow the window to be locked slightly open for ventilation. The recommended gap is 100mm but never have more than 150mm. The theory is that if a head can get through a window a person can squeeze through. The venting position is not as secure as when the window is shut and locked. Therefore you should only leave your windows locked open you are at home.