Avoid These Types of Awning Window Trouble
Posted in Window Parts, on February 04, 2022
In a typical residential home, awning windows are chosen when reliable ventilation is required throughout the year. They are an ideal option for the kitchen or bathroom. These windows are great for allowing natural airflow, helping reduce moisture, and preventing condensation. While awning windows have some unique advantages over other windows, they also have some shortcomings. Broken parts, for example, can be effectively replaced with high-quality awning window hardware – particularly when installing window parts from Amesbury Truth Distributors.
Comparatively, awning windows tend to be less problematic than other windows. All the same, window parts age over time and can even break because of wear and tear. At some point and for a number of reasons window operators, hinges, and even locks will need to be replaced with brand new parts.
Wear and Tear on Awning Window Parts
With awning window hardware, wear and tear can diminish window performance to the point where the parts need replacement. The good news is that awning window parts can be easily replaced with new parts, and the lifespan of the window can be significantly extended. The key, of course, is to install quality window parts from reputable suppliers like Amesbury Truth Distributors.
When window locks are performing at peak, they allow the window is shut tightly. This prevents the outdoor elements from intruding – like rain, dust, and even snow. When the window lock is rusted, damaged, or broken, the window will not close securely, thus allowing all of those outdoor elements to intrude. Lock replacement with quality hardware can quickly remedy this situation.
After years of opening and closing, window hinges can begin to rust. It happens because water is allowed to accumulate from season to season. And although hinge replacement is the effective remedy, it’s equally important to determine the reason for the rusting. When hinge replacement is required, it’s best to replace all the hinges simultaneously (so that they age at the same time).
The window operator (also known as the window crank) is likely the most used window part. If the part is low quality, it can diminish performance in a few short years. Luckily, this window part can be replaced without replacing the entire window. Window operators can suffer from various problems – the "splines" could be worn, the crank arms damaged, or the gears could be stripped.
Replacement Window Parts from The Window Hardware Company
For awning window replacement parts, many homeowners have relied on the Window Hardware Company for the quality parts that ensure optimum window performance. With a vast inventory of operators, hinges and locks, parts replacement is easy.
The Window Hardware Company has over 10,000 window parts in stock and can even source window hardware that is hard to find. In addition to awning and casement window parts, there’s a wide range of patio door hardware and window accessories. With everything available online, customers are assured of the best replacement parts on the market. AmesburyTruth Hardware is recognized as the quality leader throughout North America.