Window hardware’s can either be purchased with the new windows or even as parts to replace the old hardware’s when going for a renovation or remodelling to match with the look of your house. There are various types of window hardware’s from which you can choose, such as, satin nickel, chrome, polished brass, antique brass, and oil rubbed bronze when you are selecting new hardware for your window.
Especially when you are renovating your house these small components are necessary to match with the look. There are various window hardware manufacturers which produce antique hardware for various types of windows such as casement or crank operated, sash and pulley, screen and storm, shutters and many more. If you visit flea markets or local specialty shops, you can find these there as well. But if you are seeking something very particular or specific you can start looking for original manufactures offline/online.
When decorating your home, windows are very important part as they have the power to change the whole feel of a place. And in this window hardware’s play a major role. While window hardware is a synonym for various components such as curtain rods, holdbacks, etc. But particularly, window hardware’s are a combination of all those hardware products which help the window to work properly such as locks, lifts, pulleys and cords, hinges, stays, cranks, bolts, window bars, and latches.
The various types of hardware’s and their details are mentioned below to help you while choosing amongst them when you are looking for renovation your house and replacing the old ones with one of these.
These are windows which are hinged on one side and swing open. They include hardware’s such as:
- Casement latches – they allow o open the window and to lock them back. They are of different styles such as vertical, pivoting lever, fastener bolts and ring handles.
- Casement hinges- they are located on the side another door. They are those joints on which the window swings. There are decorative options with designs and finials options available for these. So if you have antique or historic-style windows, you may also go for them.
- Casement Stays – They are adjusters which allows opening and closing of the window so that the right amount of air comes in. they also come in options having knobs which are used for tightening the position; while some are without knobs and they have pre-drilled positions.
- Casement bolts – They are the long arms that are vertically running along the window. They keep tall sashes from bending. There are also options like, surface-slide bolts and Cremona bolts, which are of a full length of the window so they latch at the top and bottom, which eliminates the requirement for casement latches.
They are the moving panels of glass. They are two types: double-hung and single-hung. To make these sashes function and stay secure, specific mechanisms are required, such as: