Sliding Window / July 23, 2018 / Guillaume Roussel
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.
It is very important to decide the size and the location of sliding windows in your kitchen. You also need to plan the appliances and the cabinets that are to be kept near the windows. Also at what places you need your sliding windows like one on the outer wall that gives the view of place outside the house or one that can give you a good view of your house or at some place that can give you an easy access to the dinner. The kitchen sliding windows will look good at any of these places and it will surely complement any kind of kitchen.
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.