Baltimore WINDOW LOCK REPAIRS
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will I 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 entire 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 process scratch my window?
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.
Will I need to replace my entire 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.
Although window locks may seem minimally important to the security of your home, nothing could be further from the truth. Window locks are crucial when it comes to protecting your home and keeping it secure. They provide security and protection for your home by limiting or preventing the unwelcome entry of burglars. However, many of us think of home security in terms of solid front doors and garage doors, but windows shouldn't be overlooked because they are a point of entry as well. Although home security should always focus on the importance of having strong door locks, effective alarm systems, and extra security for garage doors, windows should be an important consideration as well. However, it's common to overlook our windows as an important area of security, but we shouldn't.
Our window locksmiths can help with:
- Window lock bars
- Window lock replacements
- Window lock bars
- Window lock changes
- Window lock repairs
- Window lock installation
- Locks for antique windows
Windows are one of the most vulnerable areas in a home. If you have ill-functioning window locks your home is not secured properly. An unstable window can grant the perfect entry for uninvited guests like burglars. This is why the proper safety measures should be taken to ensure that your windows are secure by using the best locks for the types of windows in your home. Entrust us with the security of your windows. Give us a call.
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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 work by sliding a pin into the window frame or casing that attaches one window sash to the other.
Keyed locks- Keyed locks provide the highest level of security for window locks because they require a key for the window to be opened. These locks are some of the most difficult to force open because a key is required before the window can be opened.
Sliding locks- Sliding windows have locks that secure a window on both sides. The lock attaches in a position where each window frame can lock into place. Sliding windows can be less secure than other types of windows because they can be easily lifted off the track. This is why it's recommended that a bar is kept inside the track to prevent the window from being forced open. The same approach is recommended for homes 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 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.
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 all your window lock repair 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.
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