Hartford WINDOW LOCK REPAIRS
Is your home in need of new window locks? Our locksmiths at We can help you with your window lock repair or window lock replacement needs.
How will I know if have to repair or replace the locks on my windows?
Our trusted residential locksmiths at We will assess your windows to see what you need to secure your windows, and either repair or replace your locks. If we determine that you need your window locks repaired, we will work with you to select the right replacement locks for your windows. Properly locking windows are important when it comes to the security of your home. We do our best to ensure that your home is not left with weak entry points.
How long does the window lock repair process take?
Generally, the window lock repair process takes between 20 to 30 minutes, however, the repair or replacement process is directly dependent on the style and current condition of your window locks. This time variation occurs because our locksmiths must first assess the window before determining the best course of action to take. Usually, if the lock can be repaired, our locksmiths begin working on your windows right away. However, the length of the repair process often depends heavily on the type of windows you have.
Single-hung windows can be time intensive because they only have one moving part. However, the repair process takes less time for double-hung windows because our locksmiths have access to both sides of the window. This is generally why double-hung windows are easier to repair. Our locksmiths can gain access to both sides of the window whereas single-hung windows only have one moving part. In fact, this is why single hung windows take longer during the assessment and the repair process.
Will I need to change the type of window lock I have in place?
More often than not, there is no need to make any additional changes to your window. However, if you decide to upgrade your window locks to create more security, the locks will more than likely be different. It's generally best to stick with the same locks, however. Different locks are commonly installed when you change the types of windows in your home. Not all locks work for all windows. As a result, the types of locks used always depend on the types of windows you have. As a general rule of thumb, you should ideally use the same type of locks unless you decide to change the type of window you have during the window lock repair process. A change in the type of windows in your home dictates the need to use locks that are suitable for those types of windows.
Will the window lock repair harm my window or door?
Rest assured, our locksmiths won't cause any damage to your windows or home during the repair or replacement process. The window lock repair process is focused on replacing or restoring the function of your window locks and won't harm the windows or the walls. However, in some cases, the locksmith may have to remove part of your window for a repair but none of these actions cause any damage to your windows. However, window lock repair should be entrusted to professional locksmiths that have the knowledge and experience to do the job right. A professional locksmith has the ability to perform all the necessary actions to restore security to your windows without causing any damage.
Should I expect to have to replace my whole window?
A window lock repair will not require you to replace your entire window.
Can I use any type of window lock on my windows?
The locks installed on the window must complement the style of windows that you have in your home. This means that all locks will not work for all windows. For example, some window locks are best suited for single-hung windows, while others are used exclusively used on double-hung windows. Give us a call and one of our locksmiths will be happy to take a look at the type of windows you have and determine the best locks for your windows. You can even tell them about your windows during the phone conversation and discuss your best options for the type of windows you currently 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 locksmiths can 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: Various 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- These locks work by sliding a pin into the window frame or casing that attaches one window sash to the other.
Keyed locks- Keyed locks are the most secure window locks you can have. This is because they require a key to open the window. They are generally some of the most difficult locks to force open as well.
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 all your window lock repair and replacement needs!
Give us a call if you notice that your windows aren't closing properly or your locks aren't functioning like they're supposed to. Our locksmiths can install new window locks or replace locks that no longer work and can't be salvaged. We can also suggest options for increased security coverage that includes alarm systems, window security bars, or keyed lock installation. Our locksmiths have the equipment to perform a wide variety of services. They can rekey locks, make new keys, and install and repair locks. They can also remove broken key pieces, and fix lock problems with your vehicle. Plus our home and office security assessments give you full access to all of our expert advice. Trust us when it When it comes to the security of your windows. Our professionals have years of experience and are committed to helping you 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!