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GILKEY WINDOWS – Block and Tackle Balances
As a manufacture of custom windows for over 40 years, we have the freedom and flexibility to determine the best components to use for our premium custom made windows. We have in fact, used all of the available double hung balances over the years. In the 1970’s and 1980’s spiral balances were the common balance for most replacement window companies. In the 1990’s the “Constant Force” balance (similar to a tape measure) was popular and we used it too. We also used the more expensive Block and Tackle balance during that time. After evaluating the long term service benefits, customer satisfaction reports and the durability of all 3 options available to us today, Gilkey has chosen to use the Block and Tackle balance for EVERY fiberglass or vinyl double hung we build.
See performance comparison below:
*What is a window balance and why do I care?
A window balance assists in the opening and closing of your sash for ventilation and cleaning of your double hung windows. This hardware is mounted to the main frame and must be serviceable in the home. A quality balance is quiet, maintenance free, and also durable to handle years and years of use. As a point of reference, in older wood windows, weights and ropes were used.
Typical Constant Force balance shown below: