Acmar 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.
Will all of my windows need to be repaired or replaced?
Our team of locksmiths will inspect your existing window locks to determine the best action. If it's not possible to repair your existing locks our locksmith will replace the locks on your window to ensure that your windows are safe from uninvited entry. Your window locks should work properly to ensure that your home is not left with any weak entry points. This is a huge part of a home's security.
How long does the entire window lock repair process take?
The repair process is not time-consuming. It generally takes anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes. However, the time can vary because our locksmiths perform an initial assessment of your windows before determining the best action. If the locks can be repaired, our locksmiths work on them right away. However, the type of window often influences how long the repair or replacement process will take.
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?
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 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.
Will I need to replace my whole window?
There's usually no need to replace your entire window for a lock repair. A lock repair on a window rarely requires a homeowner to replace the window and the locks too. Most windows can be restored to optimal security simply by servicing the locks and performing a repair or replacement. A simple window lock repair focuses more on the lock than the window and is mainly focused on the style of the window as it pertains to the repair and installation of a new 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.
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:
- Locks for antique windows
- Window lock bars
- Window lock replacements
- Window lock bars
- Window lock changes
- Window lock repairs
- Window lock installation
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 security for your home: Window security options
Double hung windows, casement windows, and sliding windows come with many lock options available to them. In fact, some of these options allow you to lock them securely and still allow for a small opening to enjoy a breeze. Although many of these window locks make allowance for a small opening they still provide security. They do this by preventing the window from being forced open all the way. However, there are many lock options to choose from for your windows. Here are some of the more popular window lock options that could work for your windows. Give us a call to discuss your options.
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 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 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 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 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 more information on the right window locks to secure your windows. We get the job done right.