Sliding Window / July 14, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
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.
You will then need to install the panels into the rails. This can be hard because they are designed to not fall out. There may be Velcro strips you can install on the inside of the head rail to secure the windows. This should also let you slip in the panels. The valance returns attach to joiners but you may have to trip excess fabric. Woven wooden valances come with an aluminium L joint in the corner that inserts into the panel. The last step is to install the cords which move the panels along the track.
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.