Door and Window Replacement Hardware

If you have decided to replace windows and doors throughout your home, then you probably understand the importance of visual appeal. Replacement hardware is important when you replace doors or windows in your home as it can provide a variety of different looks as well as functions. Here are some of the different types of hardware you may encounter.

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Lift Rails and Pull Stiles

If you want to be able to open and close your windows with ease, consider lift rails or pull stiles. These offer you a wonderfully simple way to slide windows (pull stiles) or lift them up and down (lift rails). The rails and stiles blend into the window itself since they are the same color, and they extrude into the sash so they last for years to come. Both options provide a unique look and function, and they continue to grow in popularity as more and more people discover their simplicity. They are a staple on many of today’s Chicago windows.

Cam Locks

Although there are many different ways to lock a window from the inside to provide safety, cam locks are the most popular choice in terms of windows replacement. In short, the small and simple mechanism just requires a turn of a tab; this tab then catches within a slot to keep the window securely locked. You can find cam locks in many different styles and finishes; some manufacturers paint them to match the window sash color, but others offer a variety of finished metals to coordinate with the rest of your decor.

Crank Handles

Casement windows are an affordable option from your window company for many settings. You often find casement windows in basements and bathrooms, but they are becoming more and more popular in bedrooms, kitchens, and other living areas, as well. Crank handles play an important role; these allow you to open and close your windows easily. Rather than a crank that juts out from the wall, you can choose either nested or flush-mounted crank handles that easily pull out when you need them. When you don’t, they sit flush with the window. Once again, these come in a variety of colors and finishes to complement your décor.

For Doors: Hinges and Doorknobs

If you also want to replace doors throughout your home, you have many different choices when it comes to hardware. Doorknobs and hinges offer plenty of ways to customize your design, and there are many different types of locking mechanisms for interior doors, as well. Remember that it is best to ensure that all of your interior doors on the same level look roughly the same from the outside. Some hardware will allow you to customize the doorknob inside of the room, however. There are a variety of finishes, materials, and metals from which you can choose to customize your home.

Make sure to speak to your windows replacement company about the different types of hardware available to you. When you replace windows and doors in your home, it is the perfect opportunity to coordinate the finishes and styles you love throughout your home.

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