Sliding Window / July 20, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
Allows for faster fire escapes. Allows for quick and easy emergency escapes. Screens can be fitted easily. Use less mechanical parts like pulleys and springs hence require less maintenance.Less prone to misalignment. Cost effective. Lend themselves to a variety of colors designs and materials. Cleaning their outside surfaces is more of a challenge. So whatever your choice it is possible to create the desired effect with the many window options available in designs colors materials and fittings.
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.
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