Sliding Window / July 28, 2018 / Burrell Lebel
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.
If you are opting for the doors and windows then you can different kinds of frames for the same. This includes wooden framing aluminum framing and UPVC framing. The UPVC doors and windows are now preferred over the other two frames as the UPVC frames are more efficient. you can forget about heavy maintenance. The UPVC windows and doors require very little maintenance as compared to the other doors and windows and do not require regular paint jobs.