Sliding Window / July 16, 2018 / Guillaume Roussel
Casement Windows. Open all the way outward hence allow maximum light and air. Energy efficient because they shut tight. Can be glazed to save energy. Easy to use as a simple crank mechanism is used. Disabled people can operate them easily. Cleaning is easy therefore ideal for installing behind sinks and countertops. Allows for quick and easy emergency escapes. Greater aesthetic customization lend themselves to a variety of designs colors and materials. Use mechanical parts that need maintenance
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.
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.