Sliding Window / July 14, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
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.
To install the track you need a secure surface to mount it too. Make sure your blinds came with all the parts you will need like bracket screw mountings for wood installation. Some paper windows come with a swivel bracket so they can be opened horizontally and pivoted open. You need a minimum distance between the swivel and the walls to allow the doors to open. The number of tracks roughly equates to how solid the window covering will be.
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.