Sliding Window / July 31, 2018 / Marc Girard
The UPVC frames are affordable and have many benefits over wooden frames or the aluminum frames. They are made from eco friendly material and manufacturing them uses little energy. This makes them ideal for environment conscious people. The sliding windows made from UPVC can be made water resistant and wind resistant as well. Using them in your home can waterproof and soundproof your home easily. If you reside near tropical area that faces strong sun then you dont have to worry about faded window frames.
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.
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.