Sliding Window / July 28, 2018 / Burrell Lebel
Another feature associated with the door is that these are made from glass with different kinds of framing. It allows the natural light to enter into your home which is one of the best ways to open up your living space. The sliding doors and windows can be used inside your home also and can be used as partitions. They are however popularly used in balconies and are especially popular in areas that receive high rainfall or experience high speed winds.
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.
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.