What do we mean when we say “window hardware”?
Window hardware typically refers to the pieces and parts that are used to lock or open your window. These typically include cam locks, lift rails or lift handles, and crank handles.
To better help you, let’s define these window terms.
A cam lock is the piece that pulls your window sash together to keep it locked and secure. Cam locks can be found on single hung and double hung windows.
A lift rail, sometimes called a lift handle, is simply a handle used to open and close your single hung or double hung window. It’s important to use the lift rail when closing your window to ensure it’s shut tight and your cam lock will work properly.
A crank handle is used specifically on casement windows and awning windows to “crank” open the window. This handle makes casement windows the easiest window style to open and close.
Now that you know all about window hardware, it’s time to find the perfect hardware to fit your home. Window hardware comes in a variety of colors and finishes to match any style.