Detroit 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
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 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?
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 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 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?
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.
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 installation
- Locks for antique windows
- Window lock bars
- Window lock replacements
- Window lock bars
- Window lock changes
- Window lock repairs
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 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 a common type of window lock installed in homes today. This type of lock allows you to latch a window closed by using a fixture that attaches one window to another and is a standard type of lock for 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 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!
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!