UPVC is a material chosen for window frames for its durability. Unlike other materials like wood. It is also water-resistant.

If you live in a modern building, it’s very likely that your windows will be double glazed and UPVC. However, if your UPVC windows have been installed for some time, you may find that you have trouble opening and closing them. Maybe they have warped slightly and need a bit of adjustment.

Depending on the problem and whether you are confident with DIY, you can probably adjust the windows yourself.

In this article, we look at some common problems with double glazing UPVC windows and how you can fix them. Read on to find out more.

Why Isn’t My UPVC Window Closing Properly?

If your window isn’t closing properly – perhaps it is sticking – you will need to adjust the height.

This is fairly easy to do and can be done by loosening the screws at the side of the window. Turn the screws with a screwdriver and then readjust the sashes into the frame. Next, tighten them up again. It might be worth asking someone to help you when doing this.

What If The Problem Is With The Hinges?

If you think that the hinges on your windows may be past their best, rather than refitting the window hinges yourself it’s worth contacting a double-glazing company who can replace them. We’re happy to help with this, just request a callback.

Are Top-Hung Windows Harder To Adjust?

If your windows swing open from the top or the bottom, these are called top-hung windows.

These windows need to have enough friction on the hinge so that they will stay open. If you have too much friction though, they can be hard to open.

Top hung windows have hinges with a friction stay. This friction stay can be adjusted on the hinge – either tightened or loosened – to apply or release pressure to hold the window open or loosen the window hinge.

When adjusting you need to locate the friction stay on the hinge and adjust the screws in the right direction.

Will I Damage The Window If I Do A Repair Myself

Depending on the amount of adjustment, there is always a risk that you may damage the window if you do the repair yourself. If you adjusted screws and were unable to put them back, or couldn’t close the window properly, this would be a home security risk.

If you are not confident or would just like the reassurance of using someone who is a specialist, always err on the side of caution.

At Cosyhomes Windows, we offer a range of window repairs and can advise you on the best course of action; more often than not the answer is simple and quick. We have a wealth of experience and can find the right solution for you.