Columbia 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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?
Fortunately, you don't need to make any additional changes to your windows unless you want to change the lock you are using to create more security than the original one had. However, it's best to stick with the same type of lock, unless you are changing the style of window. However, keep in mind that you will need to choose a lock that is suitable for the style of window you are choosing.
Will the window lock repair process cause any cosmetic damage?
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.
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 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 with each window frame locking into place. They can be less secure because some can be lifted off the track. To increase safety, you should keep a bar or rod in the track to keep it from being forced open. You should do the same 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 are installed on sliding or standard windows and stop the window from moving on the track.
Home security systems and window locks:
Comprehensive security coverage for your home should include your windows. Your home's security system should include window sensors that are hooked to an alarm system. They are usually installed in the form of magnets connected to the window and window casing that alert the system when the two are detached. Using a security system with window monitoring has various options for tracking the movement of windows. The tracking generally includes notification when a window is opened to alerting the system when a window pane is broken. If you attach any of these alerts to a sound alarm they will deter burglars. Syncing security notifications to your smartphone ensures that you are notified right away of any movement in and around your home.
Call us for all your window lock repair and replacement 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 today for an assessment of your windows and information on the right window locks for your windows!