Seattle 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 all of my windows need to be repaired or replaced?
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?
The repair process can take anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes, however, the time needed to repair or replace your window locks can vary based on the type of windows you have and the condition of the existing locks. As a result, our locksmiths will assess the needs of your windows before determining which action to take. If your locks can be repaired, our locksmiths start working right away.
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 process cause any cosmetic damage?
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?
The locks installed on the window must complement the style of windows that you have in your home. This means that all locks will not work for all windows. For example, some window locks are best suited for single-hung windows, while others are used exclusively used on double-hung windows. Give us a call and one of our locksmiths will be happy to take a look at the type of windows you have and determine the best locks for your windows. You can even tell them about your windows during the phone conversation and discuss your best options for the type of windows you currently 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 locksmiths can help with:
- Window lock replacements
- Window lock bars
- Window lock changes
- Window lock repairs
- Window lock installation
- Locks for antique windows
- Window lock bars
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 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 work by sliding a pin into the window frame or casing that attaches one window sash to the other.
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 have locks that secure a window on both sides. The lock attaches in a position where each window frame can lock into place. Sliding windows can be less secure than other types of windows because they can be easily lifted off the track. This is why it's recommended that a bar is kept inside the track to prevent the window from being forced open. The same approach is recommended for homes with sliding doors.
Folding latches- Folding latches are very common types of locks. Windows with these types of locks can be latched closed by a fixture that secures one window to another. These locks are 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 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 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.