Sliding Window / July 25, 2018 / Marguerite Mathieu
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.
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.
Primarily it may be the environment that affects the choice of windows. A harsh environment calls for windows that are inside the house rather than exposed to the sun wind and temperature shifts whereas a mild environment allows the use of windows that are exposed to the outside. Ventilation is another important point to be considered while choosing windows. Windows fitted on opposite walls allow for cross ventilation and help keep the rooms cool.