Sliding Window / July 14, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
Allows for faster fire escapes. Allows for quick and easy emergency escapes. Screens can be fitted easily. Use less mechanical parts like pulleys and springs hence require less maintenance.Less prone to misalignment. Cost effective. Lend themselves to a variety of colors designs and materials. Cleaning their outside surfaces is more of a challenge. So whatever your choice it is possible to create the desired effect with the many window options available in designs colors materials and fittings.
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.
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.