New York City 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will I know if 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?
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 process scratch my window?
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 entire 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?
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.
If you want to ensure that your home is secure you can't neglect your windows. Window locks in poor condition create security vulnerabilities. This is why window locks are crucial when it comes to the security and protection of your home. Your home's security should include the windows, doors, and garage doors, just as it should include any other possible points of entry. Strong door locks, alarm systems, and extra security for our garage doors is an absolute necessity. However, it's often our windows that receive the neglect and get overlooked when it comes to home security. However, it's important to understand that secure windows are essential to the security of our homes. Trust one of our locksmiths to get the job done right.
Our window 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 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 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 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 only open partially for a breeze or sunlight, but have a security mechanism to keep them from being forced open.
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 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!
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 an assessment of your windows and information on the right window locks for your windows!