29th July 2016

Window Hinges

A common problem

One of the biggest problems that we see everyday is the failure of window hinges. Even when not obviously broken, wear and tear can mean that the window does not close properly, allowing draughts. This is often blamed on worn seals. You should check if the gap or draught is more noticeable near the hinges. If it is, then it is necessary to replace the hinges.

A broken hinge can mean the window is difficult to close, or in extreme will not close at all which also poses a security issue. You have watch, particularly careful with large top hung windows. That is, ones that push open from the bottom. Not only can they open a long way and be difficult to reach to close, but present a special hazard to children, or even less able adults. In addition, when trying to close  from a wide open position, if not lubricated, the ‘friction’ slide can stick. This results in the arms of the hinge buckling.

We always recommend that restricted versions of these be fitted to reduce, these risks saving you the cost of a repair.


So what can we do

There are a number of number sizes and variations in window hinges available.

For example: Restricted (usually for child safety) Egress. This type allow for easier escape in emergency (Compulsory under Building Regulations in certain situations), and Easi-clean to give better access to the outside for cleaning. All of these are in stock on our van for a quick repair solution to your problem windows. 
If you have broken window hinges, the only remedy is to replace the failed part. As the metal parts get older, the hinges are often prone to wear/rusting due to exposure to the elements when the window is in the open position, and plastic parts get brittle and snap.

The good news is, we will fix it right, and fix it quick and with no call out fee. All work is on a fixed fee basis, so no nasty surprises!

So if looks like you have a problem with your window hinges, don't worry, we can help.

“called Steve out to repair my upvc front door lock as it had failed in the locked position and we could not get in. Quick response meant we were in and new lock fitted, no fuss, no problem, great stuff”.
Mr Mann
Corby, Northants