Sliding Window / July 14, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
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.
The sliding door is generally available in glass which allows light to enter your home. They can be used as a partition between two rooms or can also be used to connect to your patio or garden. The sliding windows are available in glass as well. Different kinds of frames are available for these but it is best to opt for the U PVC frames. They are durable ECO friendly and are easy to maintain as well. Sliding frames are generally used in areas that have large open space. They are apt for places that can accommodate 23 panels easily.
Window grills vary greatly in price depending on the size of the window and the style of the grill but probably the average is $150$200 per window. Most insurance policies require either a keylocking window lock or security grill. This is sometimes in the fine print. If you dont have one of these forms of security you may be giving your insurance company an easy way to deny your claim and you will be wasting the money you pay on your insurance premium.