Measuring for the Side Sliding Window Insert:
determine which height range will work with your slider, open the
slider and measure from the very bottom inside track to the very top
inside track. As you look down on the groove that the slider follows
on the floor, you may see a thin rail. You will want to measure down
past that rail, from the deepest part of the channel on the bottom to
the very top inside channel above.
Will Side Sliding Window Insert doors fit all Sliding Windows?
As you look at the base track your window follows; you most often will see
a "rail". If this "rail" is 5/16" or narrower,(as you look down
on it), then the SB Standard Side Sliding Window Insert should fit
your window. All Security Boss Window Insert will fit channels that are at least 1" wide.
Included Weather stripping:
Every Security Boss Side Sliding Window Insert features a replaceable bulb seal that lines both sides of the insert. This bulb seal provides a superior weather seal between the insert and the wall and sliding door. This weather seal can also be replaced if needed very easily by sliding the weatherstripping into the t-slot groove on your patio pet door.
The weather seal is a 3" wide vinyl weather stripping section that attaches to
the back side of your sliding door. When an insert is installed, your
sliding door breaks the seal between the slider and fixed panel. This
weather stripping will seal out any drafts.
Adjustable Height Range:
top section of the Security Boss Side Sliding Window Insert floats on two tension rods that
compress or expand to obtain the best possible fit in the patio door
frame. The top is fit into the upper patio slider track and the bottom
rests on the bottom slider track. Once in place, there are two thumb
bolts that lock the top section into place to prevent the unit from being removed from the outside.
How does my Side Sliding Window Insert Lock?
We strongly suggest bracing the door with a stick or an adjustable
brace bar; as this immobilizes your slider
and is the most effective
way to secure your sliding door. We also offer several locking devices for purchase if your situation requires.
Use of Extensions Ranges:
You can add 2 inch extensions to the top of all insert heights to extend their reach or adjustment range. These extensions snap into the top of your insert and fit tightly. No screws or hardware are required. It is possible to add more than two (2) extensions on the Security Boss Inserts. The snap in lock feature of the extensions allow for a stable firm unit regardless of the number of extensions are added.