Cincinnati 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 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 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?
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 cause any cosmetic damage?
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?
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 window locksmiths 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 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- 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 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 lock on both sides and secure the window frame in place. These windows can be less secure than other windows because they can be lifted off the track. If you have these types of windows it is recommended that you keep a bar or rod in the track to keep it from being forced open. You should do the same if you have sliding doors in your home.
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 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!
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 more information on the right window locks to secure your windows. We get the job done right.