Sliding Window / July 16, 2018 / Christabel Gosselin
Casement windows are attached vertically with hinges to one side on a wall. They usually open with a crank mechanism. A single window or a pair of windows can be fitted into a frame. They open all the way outward and are wide open from top to bottom and sidetoside. A sliding window is a window that slides along a track inside the window frame. The frame may consist of many tracks depending on the number of windows on the tracks. They open horizontally and give a hundred percent view of the outside.
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.
Allows for faster fire escapes. Allows for quick and easy emergency escapes. Screens can be fitted easily. Use less mechanical parts like pulleys and springs hence require less maintenance.Less prone to misalignment. Cost effective. Lend themselves to a variety of colors designs and materials. Cleaning their outside surfaces is more of a challenge. So whatever your choice it is possible to create the desired effect with the many window options available in designs colors materials and fittings.