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Inverted Block & Tackle Balances

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Inverted Block & Tackle Balances
Inverted block and tackle balances are designed for tilt windows. These balances are "inverted", meaning the spring is located at the bottom of the balance and the rope and pulley are located at the top. Continue reading to learn more about inverted block and tackle balance and how to find the correct replacement. 

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Series 320 Extended Travel Balance

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Series 320 Extended Travel Balance

The Series 320 extended travel block and tackle window balance is somewhat less common balance than our standard Series 400 or Series 300 block and tackle balance. These balances may look similar, but there are some key differences that make it so these balances are not interchangeable. Continue reading to learn how to identify your balance. These balances function the same as our series 130 extended travel balance. Please contact us if you have an extended travel balance and we will help you find the correct replacement.    Stamp Normally, the stamp on the balance is a key identifying feature. However, the stamp on the Series 320...

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How To Measure Window Tilt Latches

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How To Measure Window Tilt Latches
Window tilt latches are found along the top rail of the sash and allow you to secure your tilt window in the upright position. Tilt latch can be a surface mount or internal. To find the correct replacement tilt latches, you will need to measure your current tilt latch. In the article we will discuss how to find replacement for two common types of tilt latches, surface mounted and slide in style tilt latches.

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The Ultimate Window Balance Guide

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The Ultimate Window Balance Guide
The world of windows can be daunting and overwhelming with technical jargon and many, many different parts to choose from. With this guide, we’re going to introduce you to some of the more common types of window balances, explain how they function and give a brief overview of how to replace them.

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Differences Between 300 and 400 Series Window Balances

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Differences Between 300 and 400 Series Window Balances
One question we get frequently is "what is the difference between the 300 and 400 series balances?" The short answer is, there is no difference! These balances function exactly the same. However, there are some minor differences that may seem a bit confusing at first. Continue reading to learn about the specific differences between these two common block and tackle window balances.

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