How to Replace Your Window Crank
Posted in Window Operators, on January 17, 2022
Crank windows are designed to open and close with ease. This is especially important when a window is in a hard-to-reach location. The crank mechanism itself opens and closes the window, so if that piece of window hardware is damaged or broken, there’s a need for replacement. When a window crank needs to be replaced, it’s essential to choose a high-quality replacement part (like Amesbury TRUTH window hardware), and it's important to find a reliable supplier that distributes Amesbury TRUTH window parts. High-quality parts are the key to optimal performance and longevity.
Window cranks are available in various styles and sizes. And while they might look similar, they vary in length, size and even mechanical operation. As it is, most homeowners wouldn’t notice a thing until the crank is worn out, damaged, or broken. Then it’s time to take some action.
When a Window Crank Stops Working
When a window crank stops working, the mechanism is either worn out, damaged, or completely broken. As such, the window won't open or close properly. Needless to say, regular maintenance is the best approach for keeping the window crank in good working condition. But when replacement is necessary, it pays to buy high-quality replacement Truth Hardware window parts that will last for the long term.
Signs Your Window Crank is Broken
If the window crank is “spinning” around, it usually means that the inner gear is stripped in the crank mechanism. This would require complete removal and replacement. The same thing applies when the handle is broken off. Over time, window cranks are exposed to wear and tear, so it’s not uncommon for hardware to wear out. Here again, it’s best to install the highest quality Amesbury Truth window parts.
Source Matching Replacement Amesbury Truth Window Parts
At the Window Hardware Company, it’s easy to match window replacement parts with our extensive online inventory. We carry thousands of replacement window parts to satisfy any homeowner’s needs. When it comes to those hard-to-find parts, our experienced staff can help to compare your photos with our current inventory selection. We also provide an online “colours and finishes" chart.
Replace the Damaged Window Crank
Removing a damaged window crank and replacing it with a new mechanism is one of the easier DIY projects. A few basic tools are required, along with the matching replacement part. The important thing is to purchase high-quality replacement parts to avoid premature ageing and ensure longevity. Following the supplied installation instructions should be straightforward.
A Crank Cover for Added Protection
Investing in a window crank cover is an excellent way to extend the lifespan of the hardware. Crank covers are aesthetically pleasing, but they also protect the window handle from dirt and debris as well as wear and tear. At the Window Hardware Company, some window crank models are offered as a handle and cover combination. Other window crank covers are sold separately to match.
Shop at the Window Hardware Company
At the Window Hardware Company, we sell Truth window hardware (the AmesburyTruth™ brand), so our customers are assured of the best window parts on the market. Our vast inventory of Amesbury Truth window parts is made available to both homeowners and contractors.