uPVC Window Repairs most FAQs!
In this article Clearsafe are going to answer their most frequently asked questions. Everything from double glazing window repairs, to glass efficiency, broken seals, window cleaning and more!
Clearsafe are experienced in window and glass repairs. They can fit toughened and laminated safety glass, lead features, Georgian grille, stained glass effect, Pilkington’s obscure glass range and much more!
“Misted double glazing units can be repaired!”
How can I tell if my double glazing needs repairing?
There are a number of tell tale signs which show you that your double glazing needs repairing. Firstly, the window will be draughty with air flowing through the frames. You often start to notice the outside sounds more too; trafiic or motorway noise for example. You may also have chips or cracked panes. In cold damp conditions you may see condensation build up between the glass panes, meaning that the window seal is broken. Finally, you may see water leaks through the frame.
What kinds of glass can you use in your double glazing unit repairs?
We source our glazing from some of the UK’s top glass manufacturers. Our range of glass options includes top quality energy-efficient glass, self-cleaning glass and acoustic laminated glass for areas where noise reduction is an issue. We can also supply a range of privacy glass. Often it is better to spend a little more and invest in good quality, energy efficient glass. In the long run you will save on your heating bill as your home is able to keep the cold out and retain it’s heat for longer periods of time.
What is energy efficient glass?
The best energy efficient glass currently available holds an A++ rating. This is based on the government’s approved window energy ratings scheme. This rates windows on a scale from G, being the lowest, up to A++ being the most energy-efficient windows.
Can I change the double glazing units to achieve a higher energy efficiency rating?
Yes! Clearsafe can upgrade the glass panes in your sealed window units to a high quality, soft-coated glass. The glass we supply will have a 1.1 centre pane U value which means that your room will remain warm in cold weather.
What is the U value of a glass window unit?
The U value describes the energy efficiency of the materials used and measures the rate of the heat transfer of a window. U values range from around 0.25 to 1.25. Window glass with a low U value will mean a lower amount of heat loss and greater energy efficiency.
My windows are looking old, worn out and outdated. Do I have to replace the whole window frame?
No! We can repair all of your windows without needing to replace your complete window unit. The benefit of a window upgrade is that there is no mess or redecoration required. We can change all of your glass, locks, hinges and window handles for a complete transformation without the cost of installing new double glazing.
Can you fix a window with a broken seal?
Yes, we can fix a window with a broken seal! A broken window seal will leave you with a draughty, leaky window and will lead to condensation build up between the glass panes, or ‘misted’ windows. We would always recommend repairing a broken seal without delay to prevent heat loss, water damage, damp and mould and the need for further costly repairs in the future.
How should I keep my windows clean?
Clearsafe recommend using a good quality glass cleaner to regularly clean your windows and your window frames. Always use two cloths to avoid smears. One for wet cleaning and another cloth for polishing your windows. Don’t forget to read the instructions on the cleaning bottle and test a small area first if you are unsure.
Do I need to look after and maintain my new window units?
We strongly recommend using a silicone spray to keep the moving parts in good working order. Use regularly but sparingly on hinges, locks and handles to extend the life of your window units. Never using penetrating oils to lubricate hinges, locks or handles.
Does Clearsafe gauarantee the work?
Yes we do! As a family run business we pride ourselves on the quality of all the work we carry and and guarantee our window service and repairs for 10 years.
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“Bromsgrove’s leading double glazing installers”
If you need advice about your conservatory installation or refurbishment and you are situated in Worcestershire or the Midlands then please send us a message and tell us about your project.
Clearsafe are a highly experienced team of professional uPVC and glazing specialists. We can offer you advice on the best solution to your problem and provide you with a free no obligation quote.
Call us about:
- uPVC window and door installation
- Frame repairs
- Conservatory installation
- Conservatory roof repairs
- Door and window lock replacements
- Misted windows
- All domestic glazing requirements
We are based in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire but also work across the midlands and nationwide. Contact us to see if we service your area.