Window Locking Mechanisms

Open, Repair, and Replace Window Locks

A window locking mechanism (also known as an espaglonette or gearbox) is the mechanism inside a UPVC window frame that is operated by an espag window handle. It is totally separate to the Window handle. It is concealed inside part of the frame and can only be seen when the Window is opened. Some can confuse a problem with the locking mechanism with a problem relating to the handle and vice versa. Either the handle can fail or the locking mechanism can fail. Or they can both fail but it is not always obvious to the home owner.

This is one of the areas that Essex Double Glazing Repairs specialises in. With many years of experience repairing and opening locked windows, you can be reassured that we know exactly what to do. A locked window is a little more complicated to repair as the window in question will need to be opened first. Although it may not be obvious how your window can be opened, rest assured that this is something we deal with on a daily basis. Your window will be opened professionally without damaging it so do not worry or concern yourself.

If the window lock fails to operate in the open position (the window cannot close) then the security of your home may be compromised. And if the window lock fails in the locked position (the window cannot open) then you may be compromising your safety if the window in question is considered to be a fire escape route. Whatever the situation, rest assured that your windows can be fixed (even if they are locked). Just give us a call to discuss your problem further and we can arrange to get to you at your earliest convenience!

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