6 signs it's time to think about repairing or replacing your upvc windows

February 6, 2018

repairing windows

Like all things, over time your uPVC windows can break down or become damaged. Here at Jack of Glass, we offer a comprehensive repair service so whether your double glazing has failed and is getting condensation inside or your window won’t shut properly, we can help. Here are some signs that you might need to think about getting your windows replaced:

Misted up windows?

Condensation on the outside panes of your windows is normal and shows that your double glazing is working as it should, keeping the cold out. However, if you’re noticing that there’s condensation in between your glass panes, this means that the seals have failed. You might just be able to have the glass units replaced or need the whole window done but afterwards you’ll notice a vast difference in the warmth of your room as well as less outside noise.

Leaky windows?

Is water leaking through? Sometimes water sitting at the bottom of the frame could be due to condensation but if water is coming in through the frame, the watertight seals could be damaged. It could also mean that the drainage is blocked, a quick clean will sort this out.

Need an upgrade?

Are your frames cracked or rotting? If you’re still suffering with ineffective wooden single glazing, it’s probably time you upgraded. Old wooden windows don’t offer the insulation or security that modern windows can. Our uPVC double glazing can reach an A+ energy rating so will ensure your home’s energy efficiency is at its highest level.

Feeling draughty?

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Can you hear the wind whistling through your windows more often? Perhaps outside noise has become louder or you’ve noticed your room is colder even with the heating on. Noticing draughts is a big clue that the seals in your windows may have broken down. If it’s between the window and wall, sealant can be used to fill it up. However, if it’s from the frame the seals will need replacing. If you’ve had your windows for a number of years, upgrading could be your best solution. Modern uPVC windows offer higher levels of thermal and acoustic insulation as well as security.

Fighting with your window every time you open it?

If your windows are difficult to open or close, the hinges could just need oiling or might need replacing. This could mean they aren’t performing as well as they should and could also mean they are a security risk.

Don’t let cracks get worse

If your window’s been smashed this will be quite noticeable but it’s good to check every so often for tiny cracks. If left these can get worse and will allow moisture to get in between your windows and affect its insulation and weatherproofing properties.

The ideal window repairs across High Wycombe

If you’ve noticed any of these or other issues with your windows, get in touch with Jack of Glass today. We can repair or replace your windows with efficient and attractive uPVC or aluminium double glazing.

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Areas we serve

Operating out of High Wycombe for 30 years, we know the local area like the back of our hand. We supply and install high quality glass and glazing to homes in Princes Risborough, Chesham, Amersham, Beaconsfield, Marlow and beyond.

If you have a particular way of improving your home in mind and reside anywhere in or around a 20 mile radius, feel free to get in touch with our reliable team. We’ll be in touch swiftly.

K. Piowman-sale

Jack of Glass have done a wonderful job in putting a coloured glass worktop to my dressing table and installing a mirror. Has totally transformed my room. Unbelievable. Take a look at their showroom some really good ideas with glass, fantastic colours.

A. Hunt

Outstanding quality of service, and great at catering to bespoke requests. They are fantastic value for money, and a lovely bunch of boys to boot 🙂

H. Ellams

Great service at Wycombe Museum last Friday. The guys went above and beyond with their glass delivery service. This is the 3rd or 4th time i’ve used them.Just to let you know I shared it on High Wycombe facebook page too.

M. Harber

Incredible transformation. Great service. Amazingly fast replacement of a very big window!! Everything cleared up and great value for money.

M. Shoaib

Purchased 2 green house windows, got the size wrong, went back to get it cut to a smaller size FREE of charge and stayed after closing time until I arrived.

N. Shanta

I highly recommend Jack of Glass! Matt, Chris and their team deliver an outstanding service. I am extremely happy with the job that they did in our flat. It really exceeded all of my expectations and the room looks absolutely beautiful with the floor to ceiling mirrors.

S. Nandha

Great team and with great quality to detail on the finish of my glass splashbacks, also the bi-fold door works a treat for our dream house

Mr. Barlow

I recently needed to replace around ten or so panes of glass in my greenhouse . Very good service very nice guys ,cut and wrapped the glass while i waited and even made an alteration to a pane that i had measured wrongly .Thank you for the help and i will use again.

A. Lovell

We have recently had our front door and windows replaced by Jack of Glass. They were great. The communication was amazing, we knew every step of the way what was happening and they left place spotless. Our new door and windows have completely changed the house. Very happy and would recommend to anyone.

Josh Webb

Jack of glass have recently replaced all my windows efficiently and to a high standard. The price was also very reasonable. The customer service was outstanding along with the services they provide. Highly recommended.

Mr Bennett

I had to replace a small double glazed panel in a window. I though it would be difficult to get anybody interested as it was such a small job. However, Jack of Glass did the work. They visited the house to take the measurements, ordered the replacement glass and fitted it all very efficiently and at a reasonable cost. I will use them again.