Doors are something you might automatically lock whenever you leave your home, but what about your windows? Perhaps they old windows on your house don’t even have working locks any longer. And that’s a real hazard! The windows on any home are the easiest point of entry for anyone who wants to get in, like an intruder. Commit to locking your replacement windows in Del Mar, CA once they are installed and make sure you get good locks at the same time. Here are some of the common locks you might hear about.
These locks are paired with latches and are installed on the window’s side to secure the window to the frame when the window is closed.
This type of lock is a simple latch that locks the window when you move it into a horizontal position. The window can be opened any time the latch is vertical.
This type of lock is the most common and can be found on the top of a window’s sash that secures the two sashes into place together. These locks can be used with other additional locks for more security.
Child Safety Locks
If you worry about your children around your new windows, a child safety lock can be installed so the window will only allow itself to open 3-5 inches. You can ventilate the house, but still keep kids from falling out windows. You can also keep intruders from being able to crawl in through the window.
Lag Screw Locks
These locks are easy to install and very inexpensive as well. Drill a few small holes and tighten the screws and washer to keep the windows in place.
These locks are known as primitive, but they are still effective at keeping intruders out. They are used in sliding windows only.
Window Pin Locks
These locks have chains and holders. The chain attached to the window frame and the holder is on the window. You lock the window by sliding the chain into place within the holder.
Folding Latch Locks
This lock works well on awning and casement windows. They fold down and lock the window into place. They unfold to open the window back up again.
Hinged Wedge Locks
You get to control how much a window opens with this type of lock, which can help with security. You can push them in to open the window all the way or pull them away to keep the window closed a bit more.
There are many other lock options on replacement windows in Del Mar, CA, but that is just one of the security details you will address with the experts at Window Solutions when you call us at (619) 258-0515. We can help you with all of the details on your windows from frame material and glass packs to color and even hardware. Locks are important as well and you can take a look at options and hear more about the styles in our showroom at 11632 Riverside Dr. Lakeside, CA 92040.