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Getting to know the locking mechanisms on your new replacement windows

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The advancement of locking mechanisms for windows make today’s windows safe and sound. Here are some window locking terms to be familiar with when you are shopping for replacement windows:

Lock Handle – A locking mechanism located on the handle of a window.
Lock Strike – The opening that receives the bolt of a window or door lock.
Lift – A handle for raising the lower sash in a double-hung window. Also called sash lift.
Operator – A crank-operated device for opening and closing casement or awning windows.
Sash Lock Strike – A lock attached to the sashes of a double-hung window that can fix both in the shut position. Secures window and reduces rattling.
SureLock® – Pella window operating system that reaches out to pull the window sash against the weather stripping for a tight seal.

Shawn Huyser

About The Author

Shawn is a Pella, IA area native and worked in marketing at Pella’s Corporate Headquarters for 5 years before joining the Pella Omaha and Lincoln team in April of 2015. Prior to Pella Corporate, he worked for Pella’s national ad agency, The Integer Group, in Des Moines, IA for nearly 5 years. Shawn has a Bachelor of Communications-Public Relations degree from the University of Northern Iowa and is married with 4 children.

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