Sliding Window / July 16, 2018 / Christabel Gosselin
When one buys or rents a home a renovation of the house is sometimes called for and you might need to choose window types from the vast repertoire of available choices. A number of aspects need to be considered while planning a replacement of old windows or while choosing windows for your new home. The most important factors to keep in mind while choosing the window types are: ventilation beauty safety energy efficiency the environment and of course the cost. The most commonly used window types are casement and sliding windows.
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.
To save on energy one can choose a doubleglazed window (which uses two panels of glass). The layer between the two glasses acts as an insulator to save the heat in the room. Depending on how much privacy and safety is required in the area where you live you may opt for fortified or screened windows. But above all its your budget that will have a final say on how your windows will look. There are benefits and drawbacks of each kind of window. Lets look at some of them: