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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Internal tilt latches are a commonly found component in windows, particularly double-hung windows. They enable the window sash to be tilted inwards easily for cleaning or ventilation purposes. However, prolonged use or damage can lead to problems with the latches, making it challenging to operate the window. In such instances, it may be necessary to replace the internal tilt latches to restore optimal functionality. Here is a professional guide on how to replace internal tilt latches in your windows.
The Series 55 spiral window balance is a 3/8" diameter balance designed for non-tilt applications. This balance functions similar to our Series 40 non-tilt spiral window balance. However, instead of mounting to the sash using a bracket, there is a small clip attached to the spiral rod of the balance.
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.