As I've mentioned in previous questions
, I live in a highrise and I've had some challenges with making my windows safe. We have discovered that, despite local building codes, our casement windows do not have anything to keep them from swinging wide open. Normally, there is a hinge limiter in place. A glazier has confirmed that we do not have hinge limiters, which is against code. This is a problem from the standpoint of child safety, but also poses a problem in that the window could catch a window and fling it open. We have been searching for something that will limit how far the windows will open.
We have been to every home improvement store and window supply store in our city. No one can suggest anything. They've even looked through the catalogues. All they can find are window sash locks, which lock the window but don't let you open it. We have a corner suite and it's summer. The windows have to open a little.
It seems that we are going to have to custom build a solution. (We had to custom build something to keep the patio door from opening, as it is installed backwards, such that any patio door lock would have to go on the outside.) The window casings are metal and so are the frames. What could we do to keep the windows from opening more than about 2-3 inches?