Charlotte 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
How will I know if have to repair or replace the locks on my windows?
Without question, our team of residential locksmiths will evaluate your window locks to determine if window lock repair will salvage them. However, if repair is not possible, our locksmiths will work with you to find the best lock replacement based on the types of windows you have. our locksmiths understand the importance of window security. Locks that don't function or work properly make your home vulnerable to burglars. As a result, properly locking windows are just as important as properly locking doors because they are a point of entry as well. We are committed to doing our best to make sure that your home is not left with any 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.
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?
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?
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 locksmiths can help with:
- Window lock repairs
- Window lock installation
- Locks for antique windows
- Window lock bars
- Window lock replacements
- Window lock bars
- Window lock changes
The windows are often the most vulnerable places in your home when they are not secured properly. As a result, they can be the perfect entry point for burglars. This is why proper safety measures should be taken to ensure that your windows are secure and that the best locks are used for your specific type of window. Luckily, there are many options to choose from.
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Increasing window security in your home: Window security options
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 secure a window by using a pin that slides into the window frame or casing or attaches one window sash to another.
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 the most common type of window lock currently installed in homes. This type of lock allows a window to be latched closed with a fixture that secures one window to another. This type of lock is standard on several kinds of windows.
Wedge locks- These locks allow a window to be partially opened to allow a breeze or sunlight. However, these locks have a mechanism in place to prevent the window from being forced open all the way.
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:
The comprehensive security coverage of your home should integrate your windows into your home's security system plan. This can be done by installing sensors hooked to your home security alarm system. These sensors are usually magnets connected to the window and window casing. When a window is opened or an attempt is made, the alarm system will send an alert notifying you that the sensors have been disturbed. Security systems with window monitoring provide a variety of different options for tracking the movement of windows. The options can range from notifying you when a window is open or to warning the system when a window pane is broken. Attaching any of these alerts to a sound alarm discourages the theft of your home. Syncing these notifications with your smartphone will assure that you are notified quickly when any movement in and around your home occurs.
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. We'd be happy to provide you with more information regarding the best window locks for your home!