Sliding Window / July 14, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
You will then need to install the panels into the rails. This can be hard because they are designed to not fall out. There may be Velcro strips you can install on the inside of the head rail to secure the windows. This should also let you slip in the panels. The valance returns attach to joiners but you may have to trip excess fabric. Woven wooden valances come with an aluminium L joint in the corner that inserts into the panel. The last step is to install the cords which move the panels along the track.
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:
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.