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.
In this post, we discuss how to measure your sash to determine the length of your window balance. Normally, you would use the old window balance to determine the length of your replacement balance. But what if you no longer have the original balance? The process is very simple and requires no tools other than a tape measure! Continue reading to learn how. Spiral Window Balance To determine the length of your spiral window balance without the balance in your hand is very simple and can be done with nothing more than a tape measure. First, you are going to...