Sliding Window / November 6, 2018 / Marc Girard.
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.
Windows are a very important part of our kitchen. While remodeling a kitchen people plan more about other things like increasing the room or how to save some money on energy etc. but we forget how important it is to plan the windows in your kitchen. Actually windows are most important part of any room. They help in free flow of fresh air in and out of the room. But for kitchen it becomes vital as due to so many gases produced in kitchen we need proper flow of fresh air inside the kitchen room. The best are the sliding doors for kitchen. These are the best for many reasons especially in a house where there are kids.
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.
Especially good for covering patio doors these window coverings preserve an outdoors look. Some interior decorators also use them as attractive room dividers. The dramatic size of these wall to wall floor to floor window coverings creates a striking image. To install these window coverings you need some kind of track to hold the window frame. Unlike wood blinds where the window and blinds are separate in sliding panels they are the same. Some have tracking on the top and bottom while some only have it on one side.