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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I 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 entire window lock repair process take?
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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.
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?
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.
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Will the window lock repair harm my window or door?
Rest assured that the repair process won't cause any cosmetic damage to your home or to your existing windows. The repair or replacement process focuses on the locks and creating the highest level of security possible for your windows. There may be situations where the locksmith may have to remove part of your window to properly repair it but our Our locksmiths take special care to ensure that no damage to your windows is incurred. This is one of the many reasons why it's important to trust the care and security of your windows to a professional locksmith because they have the skills and experience to do the job right.
Will I need to replace my entire window?
However, there's no need to worry about damage to your windows. Our locksmiths focus on installing a secure and well-functioning 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.
If you want to ensure that your home is secure you can't neglect your windows. Window locks in poor condition create security vulnerabilities. This is why window locks are crucial when it comes to the security and protection of your home. Your home's security should include the windows, doors, and garage doors, just as it should include any other possible points of entry. Strong door locks, alarm systems, and extra security for our garage doors is an absolute necessity. However, it's often our windows that receive the neglect and get overlooked when it comes to home security. However, it's important to understand that secure windows are essential to the security of our homes. Trust one of our locksmiths to get the job done right.
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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.
Double hung window, casement windows, and sliding windows are compatible with a wide variety of different locks. These locks secure a window and some even allow a window to be slightly open to allow a breeze but still maintain the security of the window by preventing it from being opened further. These locking devices are able to securely lock a closed window or allow a limited opening for a breeze but still prevent a window from being forced open all the way. These are some of the popular window locks suited for many styles of windows.
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 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 allow the window to be ajar to allow a breeze or sunlight. However, this locking mechanism allows the window to be open to a certain point but no further, preventing it from being forced open all the way.
Key track stop- These locks prevent any movement on a window track. They are typically used with windows that have a track like sliding windows or standard windows.
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The security of your home should include all possible points of entry. This includes your windows. In fact, a comprehensive security plan for your home will integrate your windows into your home's security system. You can do this by installing sensors that are hooked to the alarm system. Sensors are often magnets connected to the window and window casing that alert the system when the two are detached. Security systems with window monitoring have many options that track the movement of your windows and notify you. The notification process can range from an alert when a window is open, to an alert when a window pane is broken. If you attach any of these alerts to an alarm that sounds it will deter theft for your home. In fact, syncing these notifications with your smartphone will ensure that you are the first to know if there is 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!