Chicago 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?
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 entire 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 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?
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?
Rest assured that the repair process won't cause any cosmetic damage to your home or to your existing windows. The repair or replacement process focuses on the locks and creating the highest level of security possible for your windows. There may be situations where the locksmith may have to remove part of your window to properly repair it but our Our locksmiths take special care to ensure that no damage to your windows is incurred. This is one of the many reasons why it's important to trust the care and security of your windows to a professional locksmith because they have the skills and experience to do the job 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:
- Window lock bars
- Window lock replacements
- Window lock bars
- Window lock changes
- Window lock repairs
- Window lock installation
- Locks for antique windows
The windows are often the most vulnerable places in your home when they are not secured properly. As a result, they can be the perfect entry point for burglars. This is why proper safety measures should be taken to ensure that your windows are secure and that the best locks are used for your specific type of window. Luckily, there are many options to choose from.
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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- 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 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 a common type of window lock installed in homes today. This type of lock allows you to latch a window closed by using a fixture that attaches one window to another and is a standard type of lock for 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 locks are installed on sliding windows or standard windows because they stop a window from being opened by preventing it from moving along 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 needs!
Give us a call if you notice that your windows aren't closing properly or your locks aren't functioning like they're supposed to. Our locksmiths can install new window locks or replace locks that no longer work and can't be salvaged. We can also suggest options for increased security coverage that includes alarm systems, window security bars, or keyed lock installation. Our locksmiths have the equipment to perform a wide variety of services. They can rekey locks, make new keys, and install and repair locks. They can also remove broken key pieces, and fix lock problems with your vehicle. Plus our home and office security assessments give you full access to all of our expert advice. Trust us when it When it comes to the security of your windows. Our professionals have years of experience and are committed to helping you 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.