Awning Windows / August 4, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
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.
Window grills provide very good security and ventilation. Windows can be left open even if you are not home. Window grills are relatively expensive so best fitted in bedrooms bathrooms kitchens or areas requiring good ventilation. If a window lock is correctly installed the glass would need to be broken or a considerable amount of force used to get the window open. Windows are a major part of ones home a feature which not only determines the look of the house but also gives it a special identity. Windows are a crucial ingredient that gives your home its special identity.
To save on energy one can choose a doubleglazed window (which uses two panels of glass). The layer between the two glasses acts as an insulator to save the heat in the room. Depending on how much privacy and safety is required in the area where you live you may opt for fortified or screened windows. But above all its your budget that will have a final say on how your windows will look. There are benefits and drawbacks of each kind of window. Lets look at some of them: