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  • Ultimate Window Balance Guide
    October 24, 2023

    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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  • How to Replace Internal Tilt Latches in Your Windows: A Step-by-Step Guide
    March 1, 2023

    How to Replace Internal Tilt Latches in Your Windows: A Step-by-Step Guide

    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.
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  • Series 55 Clip Mount Non Tilt Spiral Window Balance
    March 19, 2021

    Series 55 Clip Mount Non Tilt Spiral Window Balance

    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.
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  • Block and Tackle Window Balances
    September 10, 2020

    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
    August 20, 2020

    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...

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  • How to remove pivot lock shoe
    June 11, 2020

    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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  • Extended Travel Block and Tackle Window Balance
    June 9, 2020

    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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  • Window Repair Parts Identification
    June 2, 2020

    Window Parts Identification

    Here at Window Hardware Direct, we understand how difficult it can be to find the correct replacement window parts for your home or business. That's why we're here to help! With a catalog of over 30,000 SKUs and a team of window repair experts, we're sure to find the replacement commercial or home window part you need!

    Don't forget to check out our collection of pivot barspivot lock shoeswindow balancessash cams, or any of our other replacement window parts!

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