Sliding Window / July 18, 2018 / Marguerite Mathieu
Always be sure to avoid abrasive cleaners such as cleansers and products containing bleach as they can affect the vinyl surface or the caulking around the window. Also avoid using a power washer or hard spraying hose as this too can damage the caulk. Besides occasional exterior cleaning the tracks and runners on your vinyl sliders should be checked every few weeks to make sure they are clear of debris. Vinyl sliding windows glide horizontally and open the full length of the window.
Casement Windows. Open all the way outward hence allow maximum light and air. Energy efficient because they shut tight. Can be glazed to save energy. Easy to use as a simple crank mechanism is used. Disabled people can operate them easily. Cleaning is easy therefore ideal for installing behind sinks and countertops. Allows for quick and easy emergency escapes. Greater aesthetic customization lend themselves to a variety of designs colors and materials. Use mechanical parts that need maintenance
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.