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Window Pivot Bars

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Window Pivot Bars
Window pivot bars are an important component of tilt windows. Pivot bars are located along the bottom of the sash and are what allows the window to tilt outwards. Continue reading to learn more about how window pivot bars function, and how to select the correct replacement.

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Window Repair Questions and Answers Ep. 1

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Window Repair Questions and Answers Ep. 1

This is the first episode in our Question and Answer series on window repair. In this series, we'll take some customer questions we have received from both residential and commercial window customers and give some detailed answers to them. In this first episode we'll go over: 1. Why your window sash might be slowly sliding downward? 2. Should you replace your windows or repair them? 3. Why does my window operator handle not open my casement window? Shop for window balances Shop for casement window operators and handles Don't forget to subscribe for more helpful Q and A videos, DIY...

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Window Sweep Locks and Keepers

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Window Sweep Locks and Keepers

Window sweep locks and keepers are an important part of your window. They provide an added layer of security and safety to your home or business so replacing them when they fail is important. There are numerous styles, sizes, and configurations of sweep locks and keepers so determining the correct combination for your window can be tricky. We created this handy guide to help. Hole to Hole Dimension When trying to determine what lock or keeper you need, the first thing you'll want to measure is the center hole to center hole dimensions. This may be different for your lock...

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How to Replace a Front Mount Casement Window Operator and Track

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How to Replace a Front Mount Casement Window Operator and Track

In this blog post, we go over how to replace a front mount, single-arm operator and it's track in casement windows. The process is straight forward and simple.  Remove Original Operator To begin, you first need to open the window about halfway so you have easy access to the arm and track.  Next, you need to remove the screws on the front of the operator. Your operator may have a different number of screws, but just remove all of them so the operator is free from the frame of the window.  Then, you can either slide the operator arm out of the...

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How to Select Block and Tackle Balance Top and Bottom Guides

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How to Select Block and Tackle Balance Top and Bottom Guides
This guide will go over how to select top and bottom guides for block and tackle style window balances, such as our 300 series and 400 series balances

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