Correctly installed double or triple glazing can increase your home energy efficiency, and significantly reduce your energy bills – helping the environment.
Windows of all types, shapes and sizes to suit all styles of homes and budgets, are our speciality.
We offer uPVC, double glazed windows with features, such as easy-clean hinges, child restrictors and hardware in colours and styles of your choice, to give your home that traditional feel without the need for constant maintenance.
If your home is a “Character” property with particular importance, and has windows of the old style leaded lights, that have seen better days, we are able to replicate them in new uPVC profiles (subject to planning laws).
Also, if you have seen a door or window with a leaded design that you would like fitted to your new frames – no problem! Simply take a photograph of the design, email it to us as a jpeg image and we’ll endeavour to come up with the same.
All of our Windows are guaranteed for a period of 10 years on frames and hardware, and a period of 5 years for double glazed units.
There are many reasons for an older glazed unit to mist up and “break down”, the main ones being time and environment. Over time the sun, wind and everyday conditions force the sealed units to constantly expand and contract slowing sucking in and then releasing moisture laden air from within the glass panes. Eventually the desiccant that is inside the spacer bar becomes saturated, to a point that it can’t draw any more moisture from the air inside the unit, resulting in condensation between the panes.
Other reasons are that the sealed unit may have been badly manufactured, older types of materials used or perhaps just the way the sealed unit was fitted when the windows were originally installed. Eventually (usually over many years) this is a problem that will face all property owners who have installed double glazing.
If this has happened to your double glazed units, we will come and measure and fit new ones – even leaded and Georgian bar units!
Tips for maintaining your double glazing
Keep your windows clean
A build up of dirt can result in discolouration or even damage to your windows, sealants and hinges. Clean your double glazing on a regular basis; including all moving parts and the frames as well as the glass itself.
Carefully choose your cleaning products to avoid causing damage to your double glazing. Before using a product, always check its suitability for use on glass or uPVC, for example washing up liquid can damage seals. Also the right product can keep your windows looking in tip-top condition. A quality lubricant such as WD40 or silicone spray on all moving parts of handles. and hinges every 6 months will ensure your windows are easy to open (Failure to maintain all moving parts may invalidate your warranty).
Be wary of damp conditions
Damp can cause problems with your double glazing, including mould on window sealants, surrounding areas or even on the frames themselves. To avoid these problems, make sure any existing dampness issues are addressed immediately. Condensation can have an equally damaging effect, so be sure to aerate your property frequently, especially in humid rooms such as kitchens, bathrooms and adjoining rooms.
Call in the experts
If your windows are difficult to access, for safety don’t attempt to clean the outside yourself. Instead, employ the services of a professional cleaner to take care of your difficult to reach windows on a regular basis – especially if you live in a town or city where air pollution is high.
Use appropriate cleaning methods
If you choose the wrong method for cleaning your double glazing, you are at risk of causing damage. Refrain from using abrasives; the gentler and more regular your method, the better. We also suggest vacuuming with a soft brush attachment as an efficient way to clean your windows – removing dirt quickly and easily.