Double Glazing Window Repair

Over time, double glazing could develop problems such as difficult to open windows or Double glazing a door that is snagged. These problems can be easily resolved.

Many homeowners try to fix these problems themselves. However this should be left up to experts. Trying to do this without the proper tools and expertise could result in damage.

Broken Panes

A window that is damaged is an annoying and inconvenient problem. It could let cold or hot air into your home, and leave a gap which allows dirt or moisture to get in. This can also reduce the efficiency of your AC or furnace will have to work harder in order to keep your home warm. Depending on the weather and whether you have single or double-pane windows, you might be able to repair the damage with silicone sealant. However, a permanent fix will require the assistance of a professional.

A window that is cracked can be fixed using heavy-duty tape. A tape strip placed over the crack will stop it from getting worse. A crack that is large enough to penetrate the glass, or is too large to cover with tape, will require to be replaced completely.

Broken glass can be caused by many things: a pebble from the lawnmowers that hits the window; drinking a drink that is set too heavily on a table with a glass top; or a pet’s excited jump when you open the door. It can also occur naturally when the frames of your windows move in a slight manner and break the protective packaging material that holds the glass sheets in place.

If you’ve broken a glass pane, you should wear heavy gloves and place an empty cardboard box in the vicinity to collect the shards. Take the sash off and work on an even surface, such as the table. Wear a mask to prevent breathing in glass shards.

Once the old glass has been removed, clean any varnish or double glazing paint that is on the window’s frame. You can use a heat gun to soften old glazing putty or metal glazing points that kept the glass in place.

Then you can determine the opening of a new glass. To allow for expansion and contraction, you should always order the replacement glass slightly smaller than the opening. Visit your local hardware store or home center cut the glass to these dimensions.

Once you have your new glass, put it in the frame. Fill any gaps with silicone caulk. You can buy it at a local home improvement store. Then smooth the caulk using a putty knife. Add glazier’s points to corners of the glass and frame every six inches, so that they keep the pane in the frame.


Condensation can occur on double-glazed windows, no matter if they are brand new. This is particularly true in winter when colder air comes into contact with warmer glass. While it could cause some issues, it’s typically a major issue. Condensation on windows is a sign that your double glazing system is operating correctly.

It could be a sign that the seal is failing and water is flowing through the gap between your window panes. You may notice an appearance of milky water on the window or water beads appearing across its surface, and this must be addressed to stop mold, mildew, or other damage.

Thankfully condensation can be gotten rid of quickly. A technician will drill tiny holes into the window’s frame to let the moisture trapped escape. The process is known as defogging. It also can help to remove any stains that are caused by the trapped moisture.

Defogging does not fix the underlying issue of a damaged window seal. In fact, it might not do so even when the condensation has gone, as the compromised air that was between the panes remains. This could mean that you’re not getting as much heat insulation as you would like from your windows.

If you’ve noticed that moisture is build-up in your windows it’s recommended to speak with an expert as quickly as you can to figure out what the next steps should be. They may recommend an option such as putting in vents to the windows that let fresh air in but do not allow warm air to escape.

The final thing you would like is for your double-glazed unit to fail, especially when this can be costly to replace. Fortunately, with the right knowledge, skills and tools, it’s possible to repair your double glazing and keep it in top condition for many years to come. If you require a double glazing repair call us now to find out what we can do to help. We offer a wide range of services, from replacing one or several panes of glass that has been tempered to installing energy efficient upgrades.


Leaks can cause damage and are expensive to repair. It’s expensive to repair, and it’s often an indication that your house is suffering from other issues like mould or dry rot. This is why it’s essential to take care of leaks as soon as possible.

If you notice that your double-glazed windows have a draught It is likely that the seal has been damaged. This could also indicate that the gas used to seal the glass panes has gone out. A specialist technician can reseal your window to fix this issue.

Double-glazed windows may become cloudy or misty because of dirt. This is typically a sign that the sealing is deteriorating and the glass must be cleaned. This can be accomplished by a professional using high pressure water jets which will quickly clean the glass of any dirt or debris.

If however, condensation is forming between the two panes of glass in your double glazing, it is an indication that the seal has opened an open and there is no longer any argon in the panes of glass. This is a serious issue and could mean that your double glazing isn’t insulating your home as it should do. It can be fixed by replacing the glass, but it will need to be done sooner rather than later, as the performance of your double-glazed window will be affected.

If you have new double glazed windows that are under warranty, you must contact the company that installed them and report any problems with the units or the sealing of the glass since it is not likely to be covered by the warranty. If you attempt to play with the units or try to fix them yourself, it will void the warranty, and it is best to leave these repairs to the experts. This is the reason we suggest that you use a specialist double glazing repair service.

Weather Damage

Double-glazed windows need a strong frame to keep the glass panes together and ensure they stay in place, particularly in extreme weather conditions. Ice, snow, high winds and tumultuous thunderstorms can all cause damage to your windows. Call a professional to repair double glazing if you notice cracks, dents, or holes.

If you see water running down the sides of the window, it could be an indication that the seal inside is broken and allowing water into your home. The uPVC window frame or aluminum window frames might be bending or warping. To fix this issue, you will have to replace the window seal and re-insert it into the frame.

Window seals ensure that double-glazed windows are airtight. They keep heat from entering your home and prevent condensation between the glass panes. Window seals are typically comprised of upvc repairs or aluminum and keep the glass in place. When window seals fail to fail, you could be faced with issues like draughts, energy loss and windows that have mist.

The inability of the insulating gases in double-glazed windows is the common reason for windows to mist. The argon gasses keep the glass in place, and create an airtight sealing, but if it is damaged or worn out, the gas can escape. The escaped argon gases can cause condensation between the glass panes.

The issue can be fixed by replacing the window seal and then re-installing glass. You can apply an anti-fogging treatment to avoid future condensation. The best method to do this is to contact a specialist to do the work for you.

While it is important to have double-glazed windows they aren’t immune to abrasions and will need to be repaired from time to time. The majority of windows can be repaired without having to replace them. To do this, it is recommended to have some basic tools on hand. You will need protective glove, a tape transparent film, or scotchtape, nail polish and an aluminum sheet.