Sliding Window / July 22, 2018 / Christabel Gosselin
So if you want to change the way your home looks you can opt for the sliding doors and sliding windows. They suit all kinds of home decor and have a number of benefits as compared to other styles of frames. The U PVC frames should be considered for this as they are durable and weather proof. This is a locksmith fremantle guide on how to secure sliding window locks and the tools you will need. Approximate costs (both DIY and locksmith fees) are given in Australian dollars. I will also provide some extra security tips and advice on double checking your insurance policy fine print.
Always be sure to avoid abrasive cleaners such as cleansers and products containing bleach as they can affect the vinyl surface or the caulking around the window. Also avoid using a power washer or hard spraying hose as this too can damage the caulk. Besides occasional exterior cleaning the tracks and runners on your vinyl sliders should be checked every few weeks to make sure they are clear of debris. Vinyl sliding windows glide horizontally and open the full length of the window.
To install sliding window locks you need the following tools: Sliding windows can be lifted to varying degrees within their track. If you are using the venting position it is a good idea to fit something in the track to stop the window from being lifted. Small blocks of wood or plastic or just a screw can be used. If fitted correctly this can make the window a lot more secure especially when locking the window in the open position.