Repairing a double glazing window lock that is loose?
I have a double glazed window with one opening window. The handle of the lock has become very wobbly and loose. I had someone around to repair a similar window a couple of years ago and he charged me £40 as it seems a small job when you know how to do it but I can't see where to get to the bit that fixes the actual handle to the locking mechanism. Thanks for any help!
Question answered by Gary Crant
It's usually covered by a small removable plastic plate. Prise off or slide off to reveal the screw
How do I seal damp in my walls that seems to be coming from my double glazing?
I have noticed the plaster underneath my front windows coming away from the wall and cracking (upstairs and down), it feels damp to touch. I am assuming this is a result of badly sealed double glazing and if so am wondering how to go about repairing the problem.
Also to add to this there are patches of mould and condensation appearing in parts of the upstairs ceiling and walls (that face the exterior of the property), I have checked the guttering and all is fine. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Question answered by Toby
This sounds like a problem with condensation, especially as you say that you are getting patches of damp/mould on the walls and ceilings. I had a similar problem. The cause is usually lack of ventilation, and is especially bad if you dry clothes indoors.
The best solution that I found was to get a dehumidifier. I would thoroughly recommend the one I got, which is this one: http://lnk.in/7ab3
It's small, quiet and pulls vast amounts of water out of the air. I really couldn't believe just how much water it sucked out of nowhere! As a bonus it also provides a small amount of heat, has an air filter and ioniser to improve air quality / help kill mould and his has a 'powerful' mode for drying washing.
I think that you'll find it solves your problem. I have no more condensation on my windows and no more mould.
How do you cure steamed up double glazed windows ?
I have a double glazed aliuminium framed window that is steamed up. it has not cleared and remains so for years is there anything i can use to clear it as it cloudy between the two panes of glass
Question answered by talvez
I have answered this question many times, Yes you need a new sealed unit, yes you can take it to a glass shop and they can sometimes split the sealed unit, clean it and reseal it but you wouldn't get a five year guarantee as you would with a new one. If It's a toughened unit the likelihood of repairing it is slim. As for drilling a hole in it, forget that.
Double glazing needs repair but what is needed?
The wind whistles through spaces between my double glazing & the wall where they have been badly fitted. The windows and frames are fine & they are secure, I just need the gaps filling. The people who fitted them are no longer in business & I wouldnt want them to do it anyway! Can anyone advise me how to rectify this problem & what to use or maybe recommend a reliable reputable company who can carry out whats needed please? I am in South East of UK.
Question answered by Star Man
Any glass co. can fix it. You say the glass and frame seems to be secure, in that case its probaly not that big of a job. You could fiil in between the frame and the wall with a silacone or fine cement yourself! but probalt best to get it checked out porfessionaly!!
double glazing isnt fitted properly, can it be fixed?
i currently rent a flat and during the winter, the temperature reaches 0 degrees ( even with the heating on!). i have found that the cause of this is the double glazing (which was here when i moved in) hasnt been fitted properly. there are gaps all around where they have been fitted, no insulation and there is a 1"-2" gap between the doors and the frame. can this be fixed? and if a proffesional is required, is the landlord required to cover the cost?
Question answered by Roy
your landlord should be responsible for all repairs un,ess you signed a lease that states otherwise. the windows and doors can and should be fixed
How do you replace a glazed panel on french windows?
I have some typical, double glazed French style window's and I was cleaning them with hot water. Stupid I know... Anyway, one of the panes cracked and I was wondering if there was a way to replace an individual pane without having to call a window repair company?
Question answered by Richieraz
Hello. My name is Richie. I am an electrician and a home improvement expert. I will help you the best I can.
Yes, you can repair this.
Two types of French doors are available today---single-pane glass and double-pane glass doors. Replacing a broken pane in a single-pane glass door takes a few tools and some basic knowledge. Some double-pane glass holds inert gas between the pane elements to provide insulation. Consult a window repair specialist for repair or replacement of double-pane glass.
First, is the glass single pane? (this is the easy one) If it is single pane then you have to cut the glazing out (on the outside or remove the trim from around that one piece of glass (on the inside), then measure it and go to Lowes to get a new glass cut, and get a glazing kit or latex caulk to repair it. They will show you what you need and how to use it. (see video below)
HAHA, Home Depot does not cut glass. I say HAHA because I work PT at Lowes.
Second, is the glass double pane? (this is more labor than the door is worth) Look on the inside of the door and along the edges of the frame you will see 1/2" diameter circles all around the frame. These circles are plugs that hide screws that hole the glass in the door. Pop out these plugs and take out the screws. You will have to cut the sealer or caulk all the way around the frame on the door. I would take the door down and lay it on a blanket on the floor to do this.
Third, If it is a double pane glass door, buy another one or live with it. Problem if you live with it is that is may and probably will fog up at some time.
Good luck and God Bless. Jesus Christ loves you.
does the smashed inside layer of double glazed window only need to be replaced?
A window in my living room was smashed from the inside, it is double glazing, only the first part of glazing (the inside layer) was smashed, the outside is fine, so do i have to replace the inside layer, or would i have to replace the whole section, both inside and out?
Question answered by Gooner
As in previous answer, you need to replace the complete double glazed unit as these are specially sealed at the point of manufacture, if you try to repair the existing unit by changing one pane of glass you will end up with condensation between the two panes.
UK QUESTION - What is are the benefits of being a home owner?
YES I know its an "investment" . Me and husband have been homeowners for the last fifteen years and I don't feel that we currently benefit from being homeowners (maybe when we're old people). There are people I know who live on my road in the same house as ours whose houses inside and out (cause they are owned by the local council) are nicer than ours. All their home improvements like double glazing, new kitchens and bathrooms and repairs are done for free and we can't afford to as we are paying a mortgage. It doesn't seem fair.
One day WILL be a pensioner with no mortgage but I am young now and never have any money left to enjoy life. There are a lot of things I can't do when I am a pensioner that I am physically and mentally able to do now. I just can't afford to.
Shannow58 had the right idea. Probably one of those many senior citizens I constantly see driving around with a car a lot newer than mine!!!!
Evangelista da Messina
Question answered by Mr T
15 years and you don't feel like you've benefited?? FCUK right off, you've enjoyed unprecidented levels in capital appreciation!
Me..... I'm 26, and am about to jump on at the highs, not through choice, but because that's how it is. I'm buying a £450'000 flat in London, 2 bl00dy bedrooms that "fifteen years ago" was probably £100'000 and 15 years time might be still 450 maybe less
Doesn't seem fair, pipe down!
the mortar around my upvc window frame is leaking, what mix of mortar or other material is best to repair it?
ive just noticed the mortar (assume its mortar) around my upvc double glazed window is leaking and allowing water in, this is now turning the inside to go mouldy.
whats the best way to seal it?
Question answered by Nev
It is probably sealant rather than mortar. Get yourself a sealant gun a good quality frame sealant. Cut out the old sealant remove any lose debris and re-seal.
Anyone know anything about double glazed windows?
On a hot sunny day, I'm getting condensation between the panes of my double glazed window. Window faces south. Can I do anything about it or do I need to replace the window?
Question answered by icynici
unfortunately that symptom means that the seal around the dual pane has failed. It cannot be replaced, you must replace the dual pane as a unit. Find a reputable window repair shop, they will be able to fix it for a reasonable price.