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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I 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?
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 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?
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 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 security for your home: Window security options
Double hung window, casement windows, and sliding windows are compatible with a wide variety of different locks. These locks secure a window and some even allow a window to be slightly open to allow a breeze but still maintain the security of the window by preventing it from being opened further. These locking devices are able to securely lock a closed window or allow a limited opening for a breeze but still prevent a window from being forced open all the way. These are some of the popular window locks suited for many styles of windows.
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 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 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 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 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 more information on the right window locks to secure your windows. We get the job done right.