Professional
Repair or Replacement of
Double Glazed Sash Windows

Keep your home energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing with our expert repair and replacement services for double glazed sash windows.
Our process begins with a thorough inspection to assess any damage or issues. For repairs, we address common problems such as broken glass, failed seals, and malfunctioning mechanisms, ensuring smooth operation and improved thermal efficiency.

If a replacement is necessary, we provide a seamless transition by carefully removing the old window, preparing the frame, and installing a new, custom-fit sash window that matches your home’s style, or a new style of your choice.

Our skilled technicians handle every step with precision, from fitting and adjusting the new window to applying the final touches that enhance durability and appearance. Trust our experienced team to deliver high-quality solutions that extend the life of your windows and enhance the comfort of your home.

Double glaze repairing process

1. Assessment and Inspection

Damage Assessment: We will Inspect the window for issues such as broken glass, failed seals, condensation between panes, damaged frames, or malfunctioning mechanisms.

Repairability:
We will then evaluate whether the window can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced and talk you through the best options.

2. Removal and Preparation

Remove the Sash: First we will carefully remove the sash from the window frame for easier access and safer repair work.

Clean the Sash:
Then we will clean the sash thoroughly to remove dirt, dust, and any old paint or sealant.

3. Repair Process

Glass Replacement: If the glass is broken, we will  remove the damaged pane and replace it with a new double-glazed unit. Ensuring that the new unit matches the specifications of the original.

Seal Repair:
We can replace any failed seals to prevent condensation between the panes and to improve thermal efficiency.

Frame and Mechanism Repair:
We can repair or replace damaged parts of the frame or mechanisms, such as pulleys, cords, or balances, to ensure smooth operation.

Surface Refinishing:
Finally leave the window in perfect condition ready for decoration, however we do no perform the final decoration ourselves.

4. Reinstallation of sash window(s)

Reinstall the Sash: The last part is to reinstall the sash into the window frame.

Adjustments:
Finally we will Make necessary adjustments to ensure the window opens and closes smoothly and seals properly.

5. Installation of New Sash Windows

Fitting the New Frame: The new window frame is installed, ensuring it is level and secure. This may involve using shims and fasteners.

Inserting the New Sashes:he new sashes are installed into the frame. For traditional sash windows, this includes attaching weights or spring balances to ensure smooth operation.
Sealing and Insulation: The window is sealed with caulk or expanding foam to prevent drafts and improve energy efficiency.

Interior and Exterior Trim:The interior and exterior trim are reinstalled or replaced to match the new windows and ensure a clean finish.

Double glaze replacement process

1. Initial Consultation and Measurement

Site Inspection: First we will arrange a visit to measure the existing window frame and assess the type of sash window required, including style, material, and any custom features.

Material and Design Selection:
Next we will discuss with you the choices of a new sash window based on your preferences and the architectural style of the house.

2. Preparation for Replacement

Removal of the Old Sash Window(s): We Carefully remove the old sash window from the frame.

Prepare the Frame: We Inspect the window frame for damage and make any necessary repairs or adjustments to ensure it can support the new sash window.

3. Construction of the new sash windows

Construction: Our workshop is based in Ramsgate, Kent. Where we build your new double glazed sash windows to the highest standards.

4. Installation of the New Sash Window(s)

Fit and Adjust the New Sash Window: We place the new sash window in the frame to check for fit. Trim the window if necessary to ensure it fits perfectly.

Install Mechanisms:
We then Attach the necessary mechanisms, such as pulleys, cords, or balances, ensuring they are aligned and function properly.

Install Hardware:
Finally Install any additional hardware, such as locks or handles, ensuring everything is aligned and functions properly.

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Aftercare

To maintain the quality and longevity of your new double glazed sash windows, it is important to follow a consistent aftercare routine, this will have your windows last more than a lifetime.

Start with regular cleaning: use mild soapy water and a soft cloth to clean the window frames and glass, avoiding abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals that can damage the finish and seals. Keeping your windows clean will not only enhance their appearance but also ensure their best functionality.

Lubrication is another key aspect of window maintenance. Apply a silicone-based lubricant every couple of months to the moving parts, such as pulleys, locks, and hinges, to ensure smooth operation. Avoid using oil-based lubricants, as they can attract dust and dirt, which may impede the windows performance over time.

Periodic inspection of your windows is essential to identify and address any signs of wear or damage early on. Look for cracks in the glass, gaps in the seals, or issues with the frame. Early detection can prevent more serious damage and costly repairs. Call us immediately if you spot any of these issues.

Additionally, managing condensation is crucial for maintaining the integrity of your double glazed sash windows. Ensure proper ventilation in your home, especially in areas prone to humidity like kitchens and bathrooms, by using extractor fans to maintain a dry environment.

Seal maintenance is also vital for the efficiency of your windows. Regularly check the weatherstripping and seals around the windows for any signs of wear and tear. Call use to replace any damaged or worn-out seals to prevent drafts and maintain energy efficiency. If your windows have wooden frames, periodically inspect them for signs of rot or insect damage, and repaint or re-stain the frames every few years to protect against the elements.

By following these aftercare steps, you can keep your double glazed sash windows in excellent condition, ensuring they remain functional, energy-efficient, and visually appealing for many years.

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