Sliding Window / July 18, 2018 / Marguerite Mathieu
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.
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.
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.