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Holes for installing lock keepers are worn out

A quick learner from Evansville, IN says:
I have vertical metal windows and need to replace the lock keepers. The repair firm tells me that the holes for the lock keeper are worn-out and cannot be fixed. Could I put a bigger or smaller lock keeper in and simply drill new holes? Or, is there some other method to handle this type of issue?

thanks,

Bob
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Bob, we will try our best to find a solution! To better serve you may we see a picture or two of your setup now so that we can get a good idea of what you're working with? Thanks!
A quick learner from Indiana says:
Window Company said the lock keepers cannot be secured to the window due to corrosion of the screw holes. Surely, there is a solution that would work to secure the windows (with or without the lock keepers). Your thoughts????

Bob
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Hello! I'm afraid I'm not sure what the solution is, either. If the corrosion is so bad that a new lock won't take then your options are limited. I have one thought, though. Take a look at our 26-387 vent lock kit. A vent lock is a device used to prevent the window from being opened to a limited degree, specifically to keep intruders out. See the video below for more information on how it works.
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