Window Balance

The window balance is part of a system that allows users to control the position of the window sash. Specifically, the window balance makes use of a weight or a spring in order to provide counterbalance to the sash’s weight. Ultimately, the window balance can allow people to hold the sliding sash in almost any position along the track.

There are lots of different types of window balances. Many of these are ultimately going to serve the same basic function. However, they will be able to serve the same basic function in different ways and through different basic mechanisms. Some of the mechanisms are more efficient than others. Other mechanisms may surprise people in how well they work.

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Tape Balance

This is a type of balance that can often replace a pulley or rope balance system. The tape is attached to the sash and the balance is joined securely into the jamb.

 

Spiral Balance

With this balance, the counterbalance for the weight of the sash comes from a spirally wound helical spring measuring 3/8th’s (pencil window balance) or 5/8th’s in diameter. We have many different sizes and bushings to pick from such as:

RED TIP SPIRALS: Red tip spiral balances both tilt and non-tilt available with max weight 21 lbs for 3/8th’s diameter and 25 lbs for 5/8th’s diameter.

BLUE TIP SPIRALS: Blue tip spiral balances both tilt and non-tilt available with max weight 25 lbs for 3/8th’s diameter and 32 lbs for 5/8th’s diameter.

BLACK TIP SPIRALS: Black tip spiral balances both tilt and non-tilt available with max weight 30 lbs for 3/8th’s diameter and 40 lbs for 5/8th’s diameter.

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SIZES IN STOCK:

BLUE TIP BALANCES: 13 inch – 32 inch usually in stock. (32+ inch custom order)
RED TIP BALANCES: 13 inch – 32 inch usually in stock. (32+ inch custom order)
BLACK TIP BALANCES: 13 inch – 36 inch usually in stock. (36+ inch custom order)
Normally our SIZES IN STOCK can range from 10 inches to 40 inch window spiral balances (tilt) with custom availability for larger or smaller window balances. If you have another type of balance you need such as channel balances you can text in a photo of it along with the size.

 

Channel Balance

In this case, the counterbalance for the window sash’s weight comes from extension spring force.

 

Coil Balance

These are also called coil spring balances. Here, two to eight coils of various strengths are used in order to provide the counterbalance for the sash of the window.

 

Tilt Balance

This device features a split head and this split head grasps the lower pin on the window balance rod, providing the counterbalance in that manner.

 

Tube Balance

The rod and spring assembly of this balance are encased inside a tube, and this manages to provide much more reinforcement. Tube balances are especially adept at providing the counterbalance for the sash.

 

Sash Balance

These occur on each side of double-hung windows and allow the window sash to move easily and evenly whenever necessary.

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