Sliding Window / July 19, 2018 / Olympia Doucet
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.
We all try to use different things in our home so that our living space looks more spacious. If you are also looking for ideas that can help you to open up your living space then you have the option to use sliding doors and sliding window in your home. These are apt for large openings that require two or more than two panels. One of the best feature of using the doors and windows is that since they slide over on one side overlapping one panel you are able to save more space. When you use the sliding doors and windows at your home then you also add to the aesthetic beauty as they look very appealing and elegant.
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.