Sliding Window / July 16, 2018 / Christabel Gosselin
The UPVC windows do not fade like wooden windows and therefore you dont have to worry about maintenance cost or paint jobs. Apart from sliding frames other kinds of doors or windows are also available in UPVC. You can opt for casement window bay windows French windows and other styles that may be in accordance to your requirement. For doors also different styles like bay doors French doors casement doors and other designs are now available to you. They are available in different sizes so that you can choose the one that may fit into your home and can enhance the decor of your home.
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.
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.