Sliding Window / July 27, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
When one buys or rents a home a renovation of the house is sometimes called for and you might need to choose window types from the vast repertoire of available choices. A number of aspects need to be considered while planning a replacement of old windows or while choosing windows for your new home. The most important factors to keep in mind while choosing the window types are: ventilation beauty safety energy efficiency the environment and of course the cost. The most commonly used window types are casement and sliding windows.
Casement windows are attached vertically with hinges to one side on a wall. They usually open with a crank mechanism. A single window or a pair of windows can be fitted into a frame. They open all the way outward and are wide open from top to bottom and sidetoside. A sliding window is a window that slides along a track inside the window frame. The frame may consist of many tracks depending on the number of windows on the tracks. They open horizontally and give a hundred percent view of the outside.
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.