Discover the key components of Simonton windows - the window balance parts. Learn their functions, signs of issues, maintenance tips, and how to ensure smooth operation. A comprehensive guide to keeping your windows in top shape. 🪟 #SimontonWindows #WindowBalances
Tilt Block and Tackle balances are commonly found in tilt windows and can be identified by the metal channel being visible at the top of the jamb. These balances work with pivot lock shoe to allow your window to tilt inwards. The process to replaces tilt block and tackle balances is very easy and requires only a few simple tools. For this you will need a Phillip's head screw driver and a pair of needle nose pliers. Continue reading to learn how to replace your tilt block and 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.
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.
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.