Most people who choose uPVC windows, do so because they are assured of the permanence of the material. While uPVC is a material that can never degrade even after a lifetime or two, windows made from this material are subjected to a lot of stresses and strains during their operation. This does lead to problems in their operations that may need uPVC window repairs to be carried out, so that the window or windows can continue to be used for a long time.
Parts of uPVC Windows That May Need Maintenance/Repairs
The window frame of a window is one part that may require repairs if it is damaged or cracked. Such damage can come from being hit by external objects, that can crack the frame or cause parts of it to fall off. Window frames can also become askew if the original fitting has not been done properly, and there is some play left between the frame and the window jamb to which it is fixed.
A most common form of repair for uPVC windows is the replacement of the double glazed unit due to the deterioration of the sealed unit over time. While this is not any reflection on the uPVC, it can come from improper sealing, or poor fitting.
Fittings on uPVC windows come in the form of hinges, handles, latches, locks and the like. As these are constantly being subjected to dynamic forces from the operation of the windows, these are parts that can come loose, break or get misaligned. They will then need to be repaired.
Effecting the Repairs to Your uPVC Windows
The replacement of fittings like locks and handles is something that can be easily carried out by a homeowner, once he or she is able to locate the right parts from various suppliers. It is best to contact the original makers of the window, as they will be able to suggest the right alternatives in case the older models are not available. Repairing these fittings may involve nothing more than removing some screws, the damaged fitting and replacing them with the new ones.
Repairs to frames are better attempted by professional fitters. This is in case the frame needs to be removed and re-fixed, realignment of the window to the refitted frame is a job best left to experts. Poor fitting here can lead to drafts and air leakage that may be reflected in increased utility bills.
Replacing or repairing double glazing is best left to the suppliers of such products. Depending on how quickly a problem is dealt with can be the difference between saving a lot of money.
Replacing the entire uPVC window must be looked on only when you are considering redecorating. UPVC is material that rarely deteriorates and may never need to be replaced if the usage is proper and normal. There are a number of companies that offer service round the clock for repairs to uPVC windows, and this sort of facility is always useful if you are confronted with a problem that compromises the security and safety of your home, due of the defects in the uPVC windows
January can be one of the coldest months of the year. In Ireland we get more than our fair share of windy days and if your windows are in anyway faulty this will be more obvious. Repair or replacement of hinges will noticeable reduce this. Less heat loss, draughts and noise from outside.Read More
From now until the end of March your insulation will be tested. From a window point of view the typical repairable problems are faulty hinges (bad seal between opening part of window and frame) which results in draughtys and extra noise getting in through gap around rubber seal. There is no point having A-rater or triple glazed if your hinges are faulty. Contact our Wizard on 086-1206214.Read More
Window Seals Faulty/Hinge Broken
This time of the year can really expose window and door problems when it come to draughts and heat loss. We have been very lucky with the weather up until October this year but from now on the wind will pick up and the temperature is going to drop and that combination will have an effect on the comfort of your home. The main cause of draughty windows (faulty window seals ) is due to your window hinge which does not close the window opening in tight against the frame. The window is partially open at the corner and wind, […]Read More
Repairing uPVC damage
If you have suffered marks or damage to your uPVC windows, doors and frames due to an accident or burglary we have the solution that can solve over 90% of problems. Our window and door doctor can remould the damaged areas to bring your window or door back to 90& to 100% of its former glory. By not having to replace you will save 100’s of euro.Read More
Replacing PVC Door Panels
Over time some uPVC door panels can get marked, damaged and fade. If you have a panel like that you can replace it for a new or different design. The quality of some of the older panels was poor and some did not have any reinforcement which means they are less secure.Read More
Free Home Window and Door Health Check!
Don’t miss out on the free home window and door inspection that our window and doctor is offering to the first 20 enquiries. We will check out the state of your windows and doors to see if they need attention. Catching problems early can save you money and stop the knock on effect to other areas. Tell tail signs are draughts, dirt/webs around windows noise from dogs ,traffic etc. Window repairs in Dublin. Door replairs in Dublin.Read More
Window and door inspection
It is important to maintain your windows and doors. Most people don’t check them until they have an actual faulty window or door. Coming into winter faulty hinges/seals/draughty windows are much more obvious and should be sorted to improve you living comfort and save money on your heating bills. If you are not sure if you need replacement hinges, locks etc. why not get them inspected to find out what needs to be replaced and what needs servicing. Window repairs in Lucan, Clondalkin, Celbridge, Leixlip, Blanchardstown, Crumlin.Read More
If you letterbox is loose or broken you may find that your hall/home is feeling cooler or draughty. You will be loosing heat to the outside or quite a draught maybe coming in. The best solution is to replace the letterbox especially as winter approaches. If you live in the Dublin area call or send the quote form.Read More
Porch Sliding Doors
Porch patio doors when working properly work both as a draught excluder and an extra level of security. The most common problems that occur with sliding doors are the wheels need adjustments/servicing, break down completely and eventually cause damage to the track. All of the above problems can be sorted and of course the sooner the better. The Window Wizard serves the Dublin area so call or fill in the quote form.Read More
Repair versus Replacement
In the present economic climate repairing windows and doors versus replacement is a no brainer! Most people don’t have the money to replace faulty windows and doors for the newer more energy efficient new ones but if repairs are kept in check and seen to as need rather than letting faults build up costs would be more manageable. There are a number of things that can go faulty over time and most are repairable. Things like draughty windows (as some people say the seals are gone), they usually require hinges. Windows and doors need adjustments from time to time. This summer (2013) […]Read More
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