Everyone is sure to lock their doors, but what about windows? Any replacement window in Huntington Beach, CA can benefit from a high-quality lock. After all, few things are more important than safety.
There are lots of different kinds of locks for replacement windows, each with their own pros and cons. Some of the most common locks are:
- Keyed – Keyed locks are most commonly paired with latches, as they are installed on the side of the window to help secure it to the frame.
- Handle Lock – A handle lock is a simple latch the locks the window when moved into its horizontal position. The window can only be opened when the latch is pulled vertically.
- Latch – Window latches are the most common type. They are often found on the top of a window sash to help secure the two sashes together. You can use a latch in conjunction with other locks for more security.
- Child Safety – These locks do allow windows to be open about 3 or 5 inches to allow for airflow, but not any further than that to help keep kids from falling out. These locks also help keep intruders out/
- Lag Screws – These are cheap and easy to install, as all you have to do is drill a few small holes, insert lag screws, and tighten washers.
- Swivel Action – Swivel action locks are self-locking because they have a snib that stops the window from opening once its closed. All you have to do to open it is turn the snib to release the lock.
- Sliding – Sliding window locks are primitive looking but are very effective at keeping out intruders. They can only be used with sliding windows, but there is no installation required.
- Window Pin – These locks are made up of two pieces, a chain and a holder. The chain is attached to the window frame, and the holder is on the window. You lock the window by sliding the chain into the holder.
- Hinged Wedge – Hinge wedge locks allow you to control how much or how little your window can open, which is very helpful if you have growing children in the house. They can be pushed inward to open the window all the way or pulled away to keep the window more closed.
- Folding Latches – Folding latches are the best for awning and casement windows. They fold down to lock the window into place when closed and unfolded to open the window back up.
If you need help choosing which locks are best for your home and windows, Can-Do Windows & Doors is here for you. We offer expert Huntington Beach, CA replacement window services from 151 Kalmus Dr Ste J2 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 and would be happy to offer you any assistance you may need. You can stop by and visit us or give us a call at (714) 752-3407 to learn more about what we can do for you.