How to Care For Awning Window Hardware
Posted in Window Parts, on October 07, 2021
Regular cleaning and maintenance of awning windows will certainly help keep things in good repair. But more than that, proper upkeep of awning window hardware is the recipe for long life and performance. In some cases, over the long term, awning window hardware may need replacement. The key is to replace the hardware with high-quality parts that last long to avoid the high cost of total window replacement.
As fully authorized Amesbury Truth Distributors, the Window Hardware Company stocks thousands of window replacement parts that are considered to be the best quality hardware available in North America.
Awning Windows Require Special Care
Because awning windows are different from casement windows, their hardware differs, and so does the care they require. Awning windows tilt open from the bottom and are built with sturdy hinges at the top. Different from awning windows, casement windows are hinged at the side. They are very easy to operate because they open and close with the assistance of a special “crank” mechanism.
Understanding the different window types makes it easier to source window hardware and choose a repair option rather than complete window replacement. Here again, choosing quality replacement parts can make a big difference in performance and longevity. As Amesbury Truth Distributors, the Window Hardware Company stocks everything from hinges to locks to crank operators (and more).
Awning Window Parts Can Be Replaced
With awning window parts, wear and tear (or specific damage) negatively affect the performance of a window. And while proper maintenance is always a good practice, there comes a time when a window part needs to be replaced. This is the time to opt for the best quality replacement parts.
Locks: Window locks are designed to tightly secure the window frame and provide security. Whether a window lock is damaged, rusted, or broken, replacement is easy and effective.
Operators: Window operators are also known as window cranks – they “operate” the opening and closing function of a window and can be compromised over the years due to wear and tear.
Hinges: Window hinges (at the top of the window or the side) facilitate the smooth movement of a window between the open and closed positions. Any damage compromises movement.
Effectively Replacing Window Hardware
At the Window Hardware Company, window hardware parts can be easily and effectively replaced, and the window can be returned to full operation. As always, the important thing is to purchase the best quality hardware, thus ensuring peak performance.
The time to replace window hardware is when problems arise (and not to delay). When a window is hard to open or close, there’s probably a hardware problem. If window parts show signs of rust, then something’s wrong. Tell-tale signs should be addressed.
A Wide Range of Window Parts From the Window Hardware Company
As a distributor of AmesburyTruth™ window hardware, the Window Hardware Company stocks over 10,000 window parts and serves homeowners, contractors, and even window manufacturers. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our parts and hardware.
Contact us today to find awning window replacement parts that match your windows.