Marc Girard Sliding Window August 07th, 2018 - 22:08:59
So if you want to change the way your home looks you can opt for the sliding doors and sliding windows. They suit all kinds of home decor and have a number of benefits as compared to other styles of frames. The U PVC frames should be considered for this as they are durable and weather proof. This is a locksmith fremantle guide on how to secure sliding window locks and the tools you will need. Approximate costs (both DIY and locksmith fees) are given in Australian dollars. I will also provide some extra security tips and advice on double checking your insurance policy fine print.
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
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.
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.