It’s not uncommon to face a stubborn window that requires some force to open or close. Not only can this situation become annoying in daily life, but it can also pose a danger in emergency situations where a quick window opening is vital. So, how can you avoid getting there?
The first rule to follow is not to force it. Make sure your window is well unlocked before you undertake any action. Then, gently operate the crank to open the window. If you feel resistance during this step, it’s a sign there could be a problem. This resistance can be due to wear and tear on your window’s mechanism, especially if it’s old or has been frequently used.
When closing your window, proceed gently and accurately. Use the crank without forcing it until the shutter is almost closed. The lock should be able to engage easily. Once the window is in the closed position, lock it and, if necessary, complete the closing with the crank, again without forcing. If you feel tension during this process, it’s a possible sign that the mechanism is damaged.
Constantly encountering difficulties when opening or closing your windows is a sign that there may potentially be a deeper issue. Some parts may be worn out or defective, or the window itself may require repair.
Proper window operation is essential for your safety and comfort. If you suspect a problem with your window’s mechanism, it’s recommended to call in a professional to assess the situation. A persistent problem can cause damage to other components and in the long term to your home. Don’t hesitate to seek help from the experts at Thermo Solution, who will find affordable and effective solutions.
Solution Thermo is composed of several franchises located throughout Quebec. Forming a large network, our different franchises share these two great values, which guide each of their interventions: