MI Windows and Doors is introducing a new hybrid lock for our Pro5000 Series products manufactured in Flower Mound, TX. Our white and almond 5500 vinyl single-hung and 5800 vinyl single-slider windows will be manufactured with the new hybrid lock beginning February 13, 2017. The locks on clay 5500 and 5800 products will also be changing to the new hybrid lock in the near future; stay tuned for an update regarding the clay locks.
This new lock has a composite base and shell and a zinc internal composition that includes the handle and cam. The external composite material has a higher resistance to field damage, such as scratching and chipping, and will help maintain the strength and integrity of the internal zinc material. Not only does the new lock provide greater strength and durability, it is also more aesthetically pleasing for homeowners.
The current locks used on our 5500 and 5800 products will be available for replacement sashes on products manufactured prior to the change. All replacement sashes for products manufactured after these dates will receive the new hybrid lock.
For any questions regarding the new hybrid locks, please contact your MI sales representative.