Sliding Window / July 24, 2018 / Marc Girard
Next you need to install the head rail. Just like the lower track the pivot brackets must be a few inches from the wall. Sometimes you may need more than one track to cover a room. This also allows the window panels to be stacked upon each other. If you want to add an additional valance to the mix make sure you use one that is deigned for that window panel. Otherwise it will not fit correctly.
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.
People have now started opting for sliding door also and especially when they have a good patio and garden. It makes the home look spacious and helps you enjoy a beautiful view outside. In case you are at the patio then you can still know whats going inside your home. The sliding door can also be used inside your home as a partition or to convert two rooms into one. Many people use this kind of door to distinguish their dining room from the living room. When you throw a party you can open the door so that the guests can feel comfortable and dont feel crammed together.