It can be hard to believe, but window hardware consist of not only locks and handles, latches, hinges, sashes, balancers but has many more parts and components that make up the construction of a window. It’s vital to find the right parts but also is really important to make sure they operate flawlessly even more. With time and use, wearing out is an inevitable process that affects the entire window – from the glass and frames to all the inner parts that it’s made of.
When is it necessary to change the window hardware?
The need to replace the window hardware arises in the following cases:
- The work of the windows in the apartment you have bought does not satisfy you;
- you would like to increase the functionality of the window;
- physical deterioration or defect in the operation of the hardware;
- replacement of certain hardware items (more often broken window handles and hinges)
The window hardware items are replaced in site and there is no need to remove the whole window. It is theoretically possible to make a replacement on your own, without skills or experience. But in practice, it is not worth doing. You should understand that hardware items are one of the most expensive elements of window construction and errors in the process of replacement will cost you a fortune. Therefore always contact specialists. Artan Windows Works specialists will be happy to help you with this.
What additional features can be added to the window by replacing the hardware?
It is possible to install a blocker of erroneous opening (an element that prevents the sash from sagging on the lower loop in the event of an incorrect turn of the handle), a micro lift (raises the sash, prevents it from rubbing against the frame).