Sliding Window / July 27, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
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.
Primarily it may be the environment that affects the choice of windows. A harsh environment calls for windows that are inside the house rather than exposed to the sun wind and temperature shifts whereas a mild environment allows the use of windows that are exposed to the outside. Ventilation is another important point to be considered while choosing windows. Windows fitted on opposite walls allow for cross ventilation and help keep the rooms cool.
Depending on the window treatments you chose you have the opportunity to enjoy an unobstructed view of the outdoors and maximize the potential for allowing fresh air ina great energysaving benefit during the warmer months when a subtle breeze can save you from constantly running your air conditioning. These windows are also space savers because they slide rather than crank out. You can be sure that a vinyl sliding window will not interfere with an outdoor deck patio or walkway and they wont interfere with or open into your landscaping.