Sliding Window / July 14, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
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.
Window grills vary greatly in price depending on the size of the window and the style of the grill but probably the average is $150$200 per window. Most insurance policies require either a keylocking window lock or security grill. This is sometimes in the fine print. If you dont have one of these forms of security you may be giving your insurance company an easy way to deny your claim and you will be wasting the money you pay on your insurance premium.
When one buys or rents a home a renovation of the house is sometimes called for and you might need to choose window types from the vast repertoire of available choices. A number of aspects need to be considered while planning a replacement of old windows or while choosing windows for your new home. The most important factors to keep in mind while choosing the window types are: ventilation beauty safety energy efficiency the environment and of course the cost. The most commonly used window types are casement and sliding windows.