Louisville WINDOW LOCK REPAIRS
Do you need new window locks or repair? Our team of expert locksmiths at We can help with all your with all your window lock repair and window lock replacement needs.
How will I know if have to repair or replace the locks on my windows?
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 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 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.
Will I need to replace my entire 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?
Unfortunately, not all windows can utilize all locks. The window must complement the style of lock. For example, some window locks can only be used on single-hung windows, while some can only be used on double-hung windows. our locksmiths will take a look at the type of windows you have before they determine which window locks will work best for your current windows. You can also call them and tell them about the type of windows that you have. This will help our locksmiths determine which locks will work best with your windows.
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 changes
- Window lock repairs
- Window lock installation
- Locks for antique windows
- Window lock bars
- Window lock replacements
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 window security in 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- 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 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 locks are installed on sliding windows or standard windows because they stop a window from being opened by preventing it from moving along the track.
Home security systems and window locks:
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 all your window lock repair and replacement 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.
Give us a call today for more information on the right window locks to secure your windows. We get the job done right.