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UPVC Windows Repair – Ask The Experts
Many homeowners get quite a shock when they discover that the uPVC windows and doors they installed only a few years ago are in need of some repair work. Perhaps it is only a faulty lock on a patio door, or a broken hinge on a window, but the sense of surprise comes from the fact that these property owners bought windows that they assumed would be virtually maintenance free.
In fact windows repair to uPVC windows are not uncommon and in order to gauge what kind of works need to be carried out on windows we asked some experts in the field for their thoughts on the subject.
The first thing we were told is that many people misunderstand the fact that uPVC as a material will need very little maintenance in a window, but that this does not mean that other parts of a window will not need to be maintained.
In fact, while manufacturers will normally give something like a 10 year guarantee on a PVC window frame, the guarantee that will be given for moving metal parts and other parts of the units such as hinges and handles will only be about twelve months. So manufacturers are very aware of the problems that can arise with regard to windows and doors that are constantly being opened and closed.
‘Another problem that property owners can face when they do try to get back in touch with a supplier, installer or indeed a manufacture of their particular windows and doors is that some or all of the companies that they dealt with are no longer operating in business’, one window expert told us. ‘This is because the window manufacturing and installing business is a tough one and there can be a lot of casualties along the way. So even if there is still a valid guarantee on a product, if the company who gave the guarantee is no longer operating, then the owners will be out of luck’.
However all is not doom and gloom and the experts were quick to point out that there is a very healthy market out there for the repair of faulty parts in uPVC doors and windows. In fact there are companies out there whose sole aim is to supply parts to builders and homeowners who are having problems with faulty windows and doors.
These companies stock a huge range of every conceivable type of lock handle, hinge, nut bolt and screw that is required to keep windows and doors operating smoothly.
If you cannot call to one of these stores yourself with the faulty part, trained staff will be able to help you over the phone to locate the fault in your window or door and you will be able to send them photos of the parts that you require. Next day postal services are available that will then allow you to engage a local handyman to use the newly arrived parts to fix the problem.