Sliding Window / July 16, 2018 / Christabel Gosselin
So if you want to change the way your home looks you can opt for the sliding doors and sliding windows. They suit all kinds of home decor and have a number of benefits as compared to other styles of frames. The U PVC frames should be considered for this as they are durable and weather proof. This is a locksmith fremantle guide on how to secure sliding window locks and the tools you will need. Approximate costs (both DIY and locksmith fees) are given in Australian dollars. I will also provide some extra security tips and advice on double checking your insurance policy fine print.
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.
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.