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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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Coil Spring Window Balances

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Coil Spring Window Balances

What is a Coil Spring Balance Coil spring window balances are a type of constant force window balance. These balances work by using stainless steel, coiled spring as a counterbalance. This type of balance system is designed to be more durable and quieter than other balance systems. Continue reading to learn more about coil spring balance systems and how to select the correct replacement coil spring balance. How to select the correct replacement Coil Spring Window Balance Selecting the correct replacement coil spring balance can be tricky. With this guide, we aim to simplify the process and provide you with...

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How To Remove Pivot Lock Shoes From Tilt Windows

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How To Remove Pivot Lock Shoes From Tilt Windows
This post will go over how to remove a pivot lock shoe from a tilt window. In our example, our shoe has a coil spring balance attached, but the process works for tilt spiral balances, tilt block and tackle balances, and any other pivot lock shoe. Continue reading to learn how.

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Series 130 Extended Travel Block & Tackle Window Balance

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Series 130 Extended Travel Block & Tackle Window Balance
The Series 130 extended travel block and tackle window balance is somewhat less common balance than our Series 400 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.

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