Sliding Window / July 22, 2018 / Christabel Gosselin
When one buys or rents a home a renovation of the house is sometimes called for and you might need to choose window types from the vast repertoire of available choices. A number of aspects need to be considered while planning a replacement of old windows or while choosing windows for your new home. The most important factors to keep in mind while choosing the window types are: ventilation beauty safety energy efficiency the environment and of course the cost. The most commonly used window types are casement and sliding windows.
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.
Next you need to install the head rail. Just like the lower track the pivot brackets must be a few inches from the wall. Sometimes you may need more than one track to cover a room. This also allows the window panels to be stacked upon each other. If you want to add an additional valance to the mix make sure you use one that is deigned for that window panel. Otherwise it will not fit correctly.