Sliding Window / July 14, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
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.
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.
If you are opting for the doors and windows then you can different kinds of frames for the same. This includes wooden framing aluminum framing and UPVC framing. The UPVC doors and windows are now preferred over the other two frames as the UPVC frames are more efficient. you can forget about heavy maintenance. The UPVC windows and doors require very little maintenance as compared to the other doors and windows and do not require regular paint jobs.