Top Replacement Windows with Block and Tackle Balance

Top Replacement Windows with Block and Tackle Balance

All single- and double-hung windows need a balance system to operate smoothly. Balance systems make it easy to open and close windows and allow us to leave the windows open without using a prop to hold it up. It’s not known exactly when balance systems were introduced but they have been in use for at least 300 years↗

Modern windows in today’s homes will have block and tackle, constant force, or spiral balance systems. Top replacement window companies have primarily made the switch to block and tackle or constant force window balances. In this post, you’ll find a list of the best replacement window options with block and tackle balances. 

Top Replacement Windows with Block and Tackle Balances

We’ve been in the replacement window and door business for over 40 years and have experience with dozens of window vendors. Our showroom and catalog offerings include options from the top window companies, below is a list of replacement window options with block and tackle balances. 

Vinyl Windows with Block and Tackle Balances

Milgard Style Line Single-Hung Windows

Milgard Tuscany Single-Hung Windows

Milgard Trinsic Series Single-Hung Windows

Milgard Tuscany Single-Hung Vinyl Windows /Image Credit: Milgard 

Composite Windows with Block and Tackle Balances

Andersen 100 Series Fibrex Single-Hung Windows 

 

Andersen 100 Series Fibrex Windows /Image Credit: Andersen Windows

Aluminum Windows with Block and Tackle Balances

Milgard Thermal Break Aluminum Series Single-Hung Windows

Milgard Thermal Break Aluminum Windows /Image Credit: Milgard

Fiberglass Windows with Block and Tackle Balances

Milgard Ultra Series Single-Hung Windows

Milgard Ultra Series Single Hung Windows /Image Credit: Milgard

Wood Clad Windows with Block and Tackle Balances

Andersen E-Series Double-Hung Windows (wood interior, aluminum exterior)

Andersen A-Series Double-Hung Windows (wood interior, fiberglass exterior)

Andersen 400 Series Woodwright Double-Hung Windows (wood interior, vinyl exterior)

Andersen 400 Series Double-Hung Windows (wood interior, vinyl exterior)

Andersen 200 Series Double-Hung Windows (wood interior, vinyl exterior)

Milgard Essence Series Double-Hung Windows (wood interior, fiberglass exterior)

Milgard Essence Series Double-Hung Windows /Image Credit: Milgard 

Why are block and tackle balances popular?

Block and tackle balances aren’t the most popular because they’re an amazing piece of technology, they just happen to be one of the best options currently available. As technology advances manufacturers grow and develop new products and window vendors adapt to these changes as well. 

Prior to the introduction of block and tackle balance systems, hung windows used weight and cord or spiral balances. Original weight and cord balance systems were big and bulky, taking up more space in the window jambs. Spiral balances gained popularity after WWII, they were smaller than weight and cord balances allowing window vendors to fit windows with more glass surface into the rough openings. Unfortunately, spiral balances weren’t as durable because the steel material is susceptible to rust. Spiral balances are also known to bend and break within its tube encasement. 

Block and tackle systems are small, taking up less space in the jamb like spiral balances but are much more durable. 

You can learn more about block and tackle balances in our post Block and Tackle Balances Explained.

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