Can uPVC Windows Be Repaired?


A common question regarding uPVC windows is “Can uPVC windows be repaired, or do they need to be replaced?”. The answer to this question depends on the extent of the damage, or whether it is generalised wear and tear.

What can be repaired?

Either incorrectly finished seals, or older seals can start to deteriorate over time, especially if they are facing extreme weather conditions. These seals, providing that the damage has not entered the glazing, can be resealed to give you back your economic windows, without the need for a total replacement.
Issues with locks, fittings and closing mechanisms can usually be repaired, or just the fitting be replaced rather than the whole window. However, If the cause of the issue is a twisted frame, it may be that it cannot be repaired. For any concerns you can give our team of experts a call, who will be more than happy to advise.

When to replace?

If there is damage to the frame and/or seal that has caused condensation between the panes, the best course of action is to replace the sealed unit as a whole. Any other repairs will only be temporary until the sun hits the window again.
uPVC is a tough material though should not crack or break until towards the end of its lifespan. However, there are circumstances in which it may crack or break. In the event of a crack, depending upon where in the frame, this will then need to be replaced as any repair will not be as strong as the original form. Where the crack is not in a critical position it may be that it can be left in place until the window completely needs replacing. Great care needs to be taken to ensure that the crack does not affect the structural integrity of the frame, or allow moisture in that can cause further damage.

If you are looking to just replace the window unit, or the window as a whole, here at Salop Glass we are here to help. For more information on any of our services, or to discuss a quote, you can contact a member of our team today who will be happy to assist you.