Your home windows are important to you that is why you should make sure to fix any issues with window parts before they arise and try to keep the hardware on them is in perfect working condition to maximize its effectiveness.
Issues with window parts
Does your crank handle slip or fail to work properly when you attempt to turn the handle? It can be possible that the operator has stopped functioning or the gears may have stripped inside.
You can also check inside the window handle to see if this is the case by unscrewing the bottom and taking a look at the gears inside. If they appear stripped, you can send us a picture to us to figure out what manufacturer produced your handle and get a quote on a new one or look at our catalog to discover the one that you may need.
Window balance issues
Is your window failing to stay up? Depending on the type of window that you have this can happen when your balance rod fails and causes the window to “get stuck” or just slide back down on its own when you try to raise it. A spiral balance rod can be replaced easily with the proper window balance tool for either tilt or non-tilt windows.
You may, however, have certain balances such as channel balances or ultra-lift balances that require a specialist’s review depending on your knowledge of windows for us to determine out which one you need. By examining the picture(s), we may be able to identify which type you have.
Some window hardware such as casement operators can get rusted in areas with a lot of salt water and elevated levels of humidity such as parts of Florida or Hawaii. If your operator doesn’t even move at all, try to look to see if your hardware has gotten corroded or rusted from the weather. We can ship our parts to all 50 states after we determine what type of replacement you need.
Other issues (latches & rollers)
Another issue that you can run into is the latches on the top of the windows breaking and snapping off causing issues with window parts (to be secured and locked). You can look at our catalog that has a small portion of the many standard parts we have or just send us in a photo of the hardware that you currently have. If it is destroyed just look at another window of the same type to text us over a picture of one that is still in decent shape.
A lot of stuff can get clogged into rollers over time. They tend to go bad or get jammed up from dirt, grime or even hair getting stuck or clogged into the wheels over years of use. If you are physically able to pull a roller out of your sliding glass door or can find a handyman to do so, we can compare the item to hundreds of different ones in our inventory to figure out which one you specifically require.
Whether you are trying to find a window replacement part online or just looking at our catalog of parts, it can sometimes be a complicated situation due to the vast number of components available. We can assist you with hardware identification services by either text, e-mail or by an online web form just send us over a picture and we will look at it as soon as we can.