Sliding Window / July 14, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
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.
Regular lubrication is required for smooth operation. Are more damage prone because they are exposed to the outside environment. Screens are prone to damage as they need to be fitted on the inside. Sometimes two windows may come in each others way. More prone to misalignment. Sliding Windows : Allow for maximum light and air. Are inside the house hence less weather beaten. Energy efficient because they shut tight. Can be glazed to save energy. Simple sliding. Movement makes them disabledfriendly
Another benefit of using sliding doors and windows is that it ventilates your home and allows the natural light to enter in easily. Earlier only wood and aluminum frames were available for people but now with UPVC frames more and more people are using the UPVC sliding frames in their homes. This is because the UPVC frames are easy to maintain and are highly durable. They are available in different colors and sizes which allow the user to opt for different designs door that suits their decor.