What Happens When Casement Window Operators Break Down
Posted in Window Operators, on April 18, 2022
Casement window operators are a vital component of your window’s functionality. Without it, opening and closing your window wouldn’t be possible. Located at the bottom of the window, the operator extends to open the window sash and retracts when closing it. It is only visible when the window sash is open. When the operator breaks down, this creates problems for your window, your home’s security and energy efficacy.
The Window Hardware Company is your go-to window parts store, as we are home to more than 10,000 window replacement parts, which includes casement window operators. If you find yourself needing a new casement window operator, our catalogue has various options to choose from. Better yet, they are all Amesbury Truth Hardware products, guaranteeing high-quality operators that will last you a lifetime.
How Do Casement Window Operators Breakdown?
A casement window operator consists of three parts: there’s the operator itself, the handle that’s connected to the operator that is turned to open and close the sash, and then there’s the operator cover that sits under the handle and covers the operator’s gears.
Wear and tear can typically lead to the operator breaking down, especially if it's a component of an older window. Outside elements – such as rain, snow and cold air – can lead to moisture buildup within your window. This can lead to the corrosion and rusting of your window’s operator or other parts as well.
What Does A Broken Window Operator Mean?
To put it simply, a broken casement window operator means that you can’t properly open or close your window. Not only does this jeopardize your home’s safety and energy efficiency, but this can compromise your window’s performance altogether, as this can create a variety of problems for other parts of your window. If your window isn’t closing properly, intruders can easily enter your home. You’re also more likely to experience air leakage and drafts spilling into your home. This can result in high energy bills and outside elements compromising the durability of your other window components as moisture builds up.
With your window operator breaking down, your entire window is at risk of failing as well. The end result is you having to pay more money to buy replacement parts for multiple components of your window. There’s also the risk of replacing your window altogether, which can be far more costly. As a window parts store, the Window Hardware Company has you covered, but we’d hate to see you spending more money than you should because of a small issue that has snowballed into a bigger problem.
Replacing Your Casement Window Operator
Finding the correct replacement part for your casement window operator isn’t easy, as your window most likely has unique specifications and dimensions. Luckily, experts at the Window Hardware Company can help you find the part that matches your windows aesthetic and guarantees durability and longevity. All of our products are designed to ensure performance, home security and energy efficacy.
Contact the Window Hardware Company today to help you select the best operator for your window!