Sliding Window / July 19, 2018 / Olympia Doucet
A window is a natural focal point of your home and your choice of windows sets its tone and style thus having a significant impact on both you and your guests. One of the focal points of any room is a beautiful windowone that allows for plenty of light and can open to let fresh air cascade in on a fall afternoon or cool summer night. The perfect choice for individuals searching for new construction or replacement windows for their home is vinyl sliding windows.
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.