Philadelphia WINDOW LOCK REPAIRS
If you're in the market for new window locks or need your existing ones repaired, our team of locksmiths can help you with all your window lock and repair needs.
Will all of my windows need to be repaired or replaced?
Our team of locksmiths will inspect your existing window locks to determine the best action. If it's not possible to repair your existing locks our locksmith will replace the locks on your window to ensure that your windows are safe from uninvited entry. Your window locks should work properly to ensure that your home is not left with any weak entry points. This is a huge part of a home's security.
How long does the window lock repair process take?
The repair process is not time-consuming. It generally takes anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes. However, the time can vary because our locksmiths perform an initial assessment of your windows before determining the best action. If the locks can be repaired, our locksmiths work on them right away. However, the type of window often influences how long the repair or replacement process will take.
For example, single-hung window locks take longer to repair or replace than double-hung windows. Double-hung windows can be easily moved, making it easy to gain access to both sides of the window. Single-hung windows only have one moving part which makes the repair process longer as well as the assessment time. Both the repair and replacement of single hung windows is more time-consuming.
Will I need to change the type of window lock I have in place?
Generally, there's no need to make any added changes to your window locks unless you want a more secure lock than the original. However, it's best to keep the same type of window locks unless you're changing the types of windows you have in your home. A change in window style means you will need to choose a lock suitable for your new windows.
Will the window lock repair harm my window or door?
Changing or repairing the window locks will not cause any cosmetic damage to your home or to your existing windows. However, the repair and replacement of your window locks should be entrusted to your locksmiths to ensure the job is done right.
Should I expect to have to replace my whole window?
There's usually no need to replace your entire window for a lock repair. A lock repair on a window rarely requires a homeowner to replace the window and the locks too. Most windows can be restored to optimal security simply by servicing the locks and performing a repair or replacement. A simple window lock repair focuses more on the lock than the window and is mainly focused on the style of the window as it pertains to the repair and installation of a new lock.
Can I use any type of window lock on my windows?
Some window locks can only be used on single-hung windows, while others are designed for double-hung windows. Our locksmiths will assess your windows and determine the best window locks for the type of window you have.
Window locks are extremely important when it comes to securing and protecting your home. Home's security includes secure windows as well as hefty door locks, an alarm system and extra security for a garage. Windows are often neglected when it comes to home security, however, ill-functioning locks leave your home weak and vulnerable.
Our window locksmiths help with:
- Window lock replacements
- Window lock bars
- Window lock changes
- Window lock repairs
- Window lock installation
- Locks for antique windows
- Window lock bars
Windows are often the most vulnerable places in a home which means they can be an easy point of entry for burglars. As a result, there are proper safety measures everyone should take to secure their windows. This starts with having the best locking systems for your windows.
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Increasing security for your home: Window security options
Double hung window, casement windows, and sliding windows have a variety of devices that can be used to lock them securely and allow a limited opening for a breeze. However, the limited opening presents enough security to prevent them from being opened all the way. These window locks are popular because they provide security even when a window is partially opened. However, there are others.
Pin locks- A pin slides into the window frame or casing or attaches to one window sash to prevent the window from being opened.
Keyed locks- Keyed locks offer the highest level of security for window locks. They require a key to open them and are difficult to force open.
Sliding locks- Sliding windows lock on both sides with each window frame locking into place. They can be less secure because some can be lifted off the track. To increase safety, you should keep a bar or rod in the track to keep it from being forced open. You should do the same with sliding doors.
Folding latches- Folding latches are very common types of locks. Windows with these types of locks can be latched closed by a fixture that secures one window to another. These locks are standard on several kinds of windows.
Wedge locks- These locks only open partially for a breeze or sunlight, but have a security mechanism to keep them from being forced open.
Key track stop- These are installed on sliding or standard windows and stop the window from moving on the track.
Home security systems and window locks:
Comprehensive security coverage for your home should include your windows. Your home's security system should include window sensors that are hooked to an alarm system. They are usually installed in the form of magnets connected to the window and window casing that alert the system when the two are detached. Using a security system with window monitoring has various options for tracking the movement of windows. The tracking generally includes notification when a window is opened to alerting the system when a window pane is broken. If you attach any of these alerts to a sound alarm they will deter burglars. Syncing security notifications to your smartphone ensures that you are notified right away of any movement in and around your home.
Call us for any window lock repair!
Call us if you have a window that isn't closing properly or a lock that isn't working. We'd be happy to install new window locks and recommend other options for increased security coverage. These options include alarm systems, window security bars, and keyed lock installation. Our locksmiths have all the equipment and tools they need to complete any task at any time. They can rekey locks, make new keys, install and repair locks, remove broken key pieces, and even fix lock issues with your car. Plus, we offer home and office security assessments and provide expert advice. Window security is important. Our locksmiths are available 24/7 and have years of experience. Trust us to make your home as secure as possible.
Give us a call today for an assessment of your windows and information on the right window locks for your windows!