Most people believe their UPVC windows and doors cannot be repaired and often are talked into buying new ones that they do not really need. |
Tips to help keep your windows and doors in good shape:
- Do not use oil to lubricate squeaky hinges (or any nylon moving parts), use a furniture aerosol wax spray instead, which contains silicone. - Once a year clean and light oil visible moving metal parts, particularly door locks and 'friction stay' window hinges. - Never allow the use of washing up liquid in the water when your windows are cleaned - it attacks and degrades the seals. - Use a generous squirt of cream cleanser in warm water to spring clean white PVC-U, (no abrasives should be used on woodgrain). - Keep sliding Patio Door tracks brushed clean of mud, grit and dust. Do not lubricate the track. - Make sure there is a key in each room for undoing security-locking windows in the event of an emergency.
Repairing UPVC windows and doors:
The parts that fail are the metal moving parts like hinges, handles, locks and glass units. These parts can be replaced by a UPVC double glazing repairer. The only thing stopping them being repaired is the general view that they can not be repaired and a new window or door is needed.
Check your local Yellow Pages under the heading "Double Glazing repairs" and you will see the services that we and others offer. All we do is repair upvc double glazing and will never try to sell you new windows and doors that you do not need or want.
Many double glazing firms have gone out of business and people think that's it no parts for my windows, this is not true, parts are still available for windows installed in the 70's. Double glazing firms don't want you to know this of course as they want you to buy new which will cost you a lot more than a repair. If you window or door is in good condition then why change it, repair it.
So the bottom line is don't replace when you don't have to, get them repaired by a Double Glazing Repair specialist. You can find these specialists in the Yellow pages or Google Double Glazing Repair in your area, you can be sure of a quality repair and not the hard sell of new windows or doors.
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