Indianapolis 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
How will I know if have to repair or replace the locks on my windows?
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 take longer to repair. This is due to the fact that they have only one part that moves. However, double-hung windows are easy to move and allow access to both sides of the window. Because single-hung windows have only one moving part, the assessment is often more time-consuming in addition to replacement or repair.
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?
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.
Should I expect to have to replace my whole window?
However, there's no need to worry about damage to your windows. Our locksmiths focus on installing a secure and well-functioning 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 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- A pin slides into the window frame or casing or attaches to one window sash to prevent the window from being opened.
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 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 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:
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!
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.