Sliding Window / July 22, 2018 / Christabel Gosselin
To install sliding window locks you need the following tools: Sliding windows can be lifted to varying degrees within their track. If you are using the venting position it is a good idea to fit something in the track to stop the window from being lifted. Small blocks of wood or plastic or just a screw can be used. If fitted correctly this can make the window a lot more secure especially when locking the window in the open position.
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.
These windows offer beauty convenience and a virtually unobstructed view of the outdoors. They are also extremely strong and almost completely weather and damage resistant. Although any material exposed to weather requires upkeep vinyl sliding windows are virtually maintenance free. In some cases a heavy rain fall will do the job. If you do need to give them extra attention all that is needed is a soft cloth or soft bristle brush with a product recommended by the window manufacturer.