Sliding Window / July 22, 2018 / Christabel Gosselin
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.
Depending on the window treatments you chose you have the opportunity to enjoy an unobstructed view of the outdoors and maximize the potential for allowing fresh air ina great energysaving benefit during the warmer months when a subtle breeze can save you from constantly running your air conditioning. These windows are also space savers because they slide rather than crank out. You can be sure that a vinyl sliding window will not interfere with an outdoor deck patio or walkway and they wont interfere with or open into your landscaping.
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.