How To Repair Your Double Glazed Windows and Doors
Double glazing is a popular design choice for your home. It gives you plenty of benefits such as letting in natural light and being thermally efficient. But over time, the windows and seals will break, resulting in them needing to be repaired or replaced.
In this article, we will list some common problems and how to get them fixed. If these solutions are difficult, the friendly team at Fitter Windows will be on hand to help you. Grab a drink and read on to learn more.
How to Repair Misting on Your Double Glazing
One of the most common problems of double glazing is misting. This is caused by tough weather conditions and droplets of water which result in condensation. As a result, this can lead to mould spots and a damp smell in your property.
To prevent this from happening, open your windows throughout the day. This lets fresh air into your home, resulting in a cleaner home. What’s more, condensation causes black mould spots. Clean them with a damp cloth and a vinegar based solution to ensure it looks as good as new.
Can I Fix the Double Glazing That Has Sagged
If your double glazing is old, it becomes stiff over time. This affects its security as it becomes harder to open and close. Or, if the lock and handle have become faulty, it will become unusable, resulting in a frustrating experience.
Thankfully, you can fix them yourself. The first thing you can do you can do is oil the hinges and mechanism to smooth them, or put some WD-40 on them. If this doesn’t work, give the friendly team at Fitter a call and we will replace them for you.
What’s more, this is caused by extreme weather conditions and temperatures. If the weather gets too hot, the windows will get stiff. To solve this, wipe it with a damp cloth and cold water to reduce the sticking.
Can Broken Seals Be Replaced?
If the weather is causing broken seals in your double glazing, the seal might have been tainted. Sometimes if the glass is broken, then it has to be replaced entirely. A major advantage of replacing the glass is that the argon gas between the glass will be restored, giving you outstanding heat retention.
What’s more, you can upgrade to triple glazing. This consists of two layers of argon gas separated by three panes of glass. As a result, you will stay protected against energy bills. Triple glazing designs are also heatproof and soundproof, ensuring outside noises will be reduced straight away.
Should I Replace My Double Glazed Handles and Locks
With double glazed handles and locks a key component in your windows, it’s important to keep them up to date. This is especially important if you have children. At Fitter, our friendly team will be on hand to help you. We can order replacement locks and fit them in quickly and efficiently.
Another method of replacing your lock is by choosing a cable window restrictor or a sash jammer. This can be drilled into your window to provide maximum security and give you an alternative way to reduce issues.
Upgrade Your Home With Airtight and Watertight Seals
A common way of improving your home is by upgrading to airtight and watertight seals. This will help prevent plenty of draught spots, reducing the risk of mould and condensation.
What’s more, you can also maintain the inner seal of the windows, which not only reduces heat but outside noise too. Over time, the seals can be detached from the window, so it is essential to keep on top of them. Doing this will ensure the comfort and value of your home.
Fitter Can Replace Your Double Glazing
In conclusion, some of these methods, in particular replacing the glazing can be dangerous. However, if you need the materials replaced, we are happy to help you. At Fitter, we offer many years of experience and an efficient service, so we will get them fixed in no time. If you want to learn more, get in touch with us today. Give us a ring on 01279 799818 or fill out our online contact form. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
We look forward to helping you with your installation.