How to replace a window or door lock

Replacing a window or door lock in a home

The sliding window lock is an important item in your house if there are any small children and pets. This object proves to be very valuable in locking windows partially open, so that fresh air can still be enjoyed, without needing to worry about any children or household pets escaping from your house. This article will speak about how to change out a sliding window lock.

You may prefer to hire a door replacement company for these types of replacements if you are not comfortable with tools.

Analysis of the lock

Firstly, inspection is required. Inspect the area and confirm that there is nothing blocking the track, where the lock slides along. This will not allow locking the window. Make sure that the cleaning of the window track is also done with the help of a small brush or a cloth to sweep it.

Repairing the Window Track

The next step is to check if the problem is with the window track or with the window lock. Make sure to inspect the window track, is the lock is not sliding. For example, if the window frame is not straight, then with the help of a hammer, bang the frame, in order to get it into shape. If this doesn’t work, then make sure to replace the entire window frame.

Replacing the Window Lock

The window lock might be broken. So, with the help of a screwdriver, start unscrewing the lock, replacing it with a brand new one.

In this way, the sliding window lock can be replaced. The tools and the materials required can be purchased from any home improvement store.