Albuquerque 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 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 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.
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 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 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?
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 window locksmiths can help with:
- Locks for antique windows
- Window lock bars
- Window lock replacements
- Window lock bars
- Window lock changes
- Window lock repairs
- Window lock installation
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 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- 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 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 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 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!
Let us repair or replace any and all windows that aren't closing properly or a lock that isn't functioning as it's supposed to. We can install new window locks or repair your old ones. We can also make recommendations for increased security by discussing the benefits of alarm systems, window security bars, or keyed lock installation. Our residential locksmiths have all the equipment they need to complete any task at any time. They are always ready to rekey locks or make new keys. They can even install and repair locks, remove broken key pieces, and fix any lock problems you may be having with your vehicle. We should also add that we offer home and office security assessments. You have access to the best advice for your home security needs when you entrust us with this task. We grant full access to all of our expert advice. When it comes to security for windows, our professionals have years of experience, and they'd love to make your home as safe and 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!