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.
Regular lubrication is required for smooth operation. Are more damage prone because they are exposed to the outside environment. Screens are prone to damage as they need to be fitted on the inside. Sometimes two windows may come in each others way. More prone to misalignment. Sliding Windows : Allow for maximum light and air. Are inside the house hence less weather beaten. Energy efficient because they shut tight. Can be glazed to save energy. Simple sliding. Movement makes them disabledfriendly
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.