When homeowners talk about window hardware, we’re not referring to a computer. Rather, we refer to the parts of the window that makes it function properly. Think of locks, hinges, cords, lifts, latches, cranks and bolts. But why is it important to know about these parts? Shouldn’t a window come in full package during the window installation process?
Not quite. Some window contractors will allow you to choose the right kind of materials depending on your situation and needs. For example, homeowners who want to capture the view outside their home would choose small or thin sashes and frames to reduce obstructions in their windows. The same principle applies when selecting the best hardware products for your windows. Renewal by Andersen of Connecticut discusses how to go about it.
1. Window Latch
Several types of windows, such as double-hung and casement windows, require a latch attached to their sash. This particular device will allow the frame to hold the window shut. Problems in the fitting of the latch could be caused by improper window installation or unmatched materials. This can cause water leaks and poor insulation.
Window handles can add to the overall decorative feature of the window, making the window’s close-open mechanism much easier. Some windows have handles that also serve as locks. One common problem with handles is the accumulation of dirt and rust, which makes them too tight.
Cranks can block the blinds or treatments of the window, especially when they are long or bulky. In cases like this, you can opt for crank handles that can be folded down. Butterfly handles are also ideal because they can be rotated to lay flat on the window.
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Renewal by Andersen of Connecticut is the leading local window company that specializes in window and door installation, consultation, and more! Just call us at (860) 904-1931 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment, and we will go over the window installation process with you. We serve Connecticut homeowners.