Window Repair 101 – Window Balances

Cool season in the Melbourne, FL area means it’s time to open those windows! This time of year also means that you are more than likely going to find out if the balancers in your windows survived the humid Florida summer.

What are Window Balances?

In a nutshell, a window balance is a component of your window. It is found within the frame of your window. Whenever you open, close or leave the window open, it is the balance that engages and does the heavy lifting for you. While there are different types of window balances out there – Block and Tackle, Coil, Spiral, Weight and Pulley – they all serve the same function.

When Good Balances Go Bad

So, how do you know when your window balance has gone bad? One sure-fire sign is that you simply cannot raise or lower your window. If, after assuming the sumo position and lifting for all your worth until your literally sweating, you have only opened the window less than an inch….you might have bad balances. In a similar fashion, if it takes all of your weight pushing down on the sash to get a window closed, or the ride down to closed is “herky jerky” then it’s more than likely time to replace your window balances.

Melbourne, FL’s Window Repair Experts

When window balances fail altogether it can create a dangerous situation, especially if there are children in the home as any window opened can immediately slam shut at any moment. AA Window Repair & Glass has been providing quality home window repair in the Greater Melbourne Area for almost 10 years. We are privileged to serve homeowners all over Brevard County and as far south as Vero Beach!

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