Can you repair double glazed windows?

28th Jan 2021
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Whilst double glazing makes an excellent addition to the home, sometimes it stops working as it should. However, the good news is that double glazed windows can often be repaired. Here at Sheerwater Glass, we are leading providers of double glazing repairs in Surrey, and we have listed some of the common repairs that we offer below.

Misted double glazing

Misted double glazing, where moisture has gotten in between the 2 panes of glass, making the windows look foggy, is a sign that the window seals have failed. As moisture has crept between the panes, the inert gas has also seeped out. Therefore, the window’s ability to trap heat has been compromised.

Whilst you could attempt to repair yourself, there is no way of replacing the inert gas without replacing the whole unit. However, we can take care of this for you, leading to an improvement in your home’s thermal performance.

Windows not opening or closing properly

window hingeWhether the cause is a stiff opening mechanism, faulty locks, handles or hinges, not being able to open and close your windows properly is a nuisance and can lead to problems ventilating your home. But whatever is making your window difficult to operate, we can take care of it.

Draughty double glazing

The main cause of draughty windows is a failed window seal. As draughts let cold air into the home and warm air out of it, they can lead to higher energy bills. Therefore, they should be taken care of as soon as possible. We can take care of any draughts for your,

Sagging windows

The most common cause of sagging windows is a bent window hinge, which causes the windowpane to become misaligned with the window frame. Bent window hinges can occur after supporting the window’s weight over a long period of time. However, we can replace any bent or broken window hinges.

Can you repair double glazed doors?

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Yes, we can. There are various types of door that are fitted with double glazing, including bifold doors, French doors and sliding patio doors, and we can repair all of them.

Why should you choose double glazing repairs in Surrey?

  • Choosing to repair your double glazing instead of replacing your windows is more cost-effective. Even if replacing the double glazed unit, you can often keep your existing window frames, so you can save.
  • Double glazing repairs in Surrey can often be carried out quickly, minimising the disruption to your daily life.
  • They can restore your window’s appearance and performance.

However, if you would like replacement windows, we have an extensive selection available too. For more information, or to book in some double glazing repairs for your Surrey home, give us a call on 01932 344 415 or contact us online.

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