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PVCu Window Repair
If you need your existing PVCu windows and doors repaired and the company which installed them has gone out of business or the guarantee has expired, you will have to pay for the PVCu window repair yourself.
Types of problems can range from windows or doors catching the frame as you open them, broken hinges or handles, condensation between the two sheets of glass in a sealed unit or damage caused by burglars. Often windows and doors can be repaired, but if the cost is excessive it may make more sense to have a new window installed so that you benefit from recent advances in security and energy efficiency.
PVCu window repair or replacement?
Beware however, of companies which advertise as a repair business and then try to sell a new window when a repair would be more appropriate. If the person visiting your home is a surveyor or tradesman with an in-depth knowledge of how PVCu windows are manufactured and installed then fine, but if it is obviously a sales person who arrives at your home, be aware.
There will be times though, when it does make financial sense to replace an old, broken PVCu window. A broken handle or hinge may be a cheap enough PVCu window repair but for anything more serious it may be worthwhile having a new PVCu replacement window installed with all the benefits of improved security and insulation that modern PVCu replacement windows bring.
Sliding sash window repair
In some situations, such as listed buildings and in conservation areas, rules will not permit the installation of PVCu sliding sash windows and only timber sliding sash windows can be installed. Consequently, unless you do not wish spend thousands of pounds on new timber sliding sash windows you will need to repair the old wooden sash windows. New sections of timber can spliced in to replace rotten parts of the old wooden frames and worn out cords and weights can also be replaced.
It is however, not a job for most ordinary replacement window and door installation companies and you will need a company which specialises in the repair, servicing and maintenance of wooden sliding sash windows. Just a Quote can introduce you to established companies which can carry out this type of specialist work.