Sliding Window / July 14, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
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.
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:
You can slide the door panels or the window panels on one side to open them. The sliding windows allows sunlight to enter your home and if you keep the windows open then it also keeps your home well ventilated. In case you have a beautiful garden then a sliding window overlooking the garden would also add richness to your home. The enchanting view would be visible to you from your home and would certainly add a beauty to your home as well. This kind of frame also gives you the chance to experiment a lot and you can use beautiful drapes and curtains to make it look more appealing.