window repairs & faults
Replace/repair timber liners on aluminium frames
For a number of reasons, the timber liners around window and door frames can develop rot. These timber liners can be successfully removed and replaced without taking the frame out of the wall.
Building Code requirements for installing the correct type of timber will be meet by an Exceed franchise owner completing this type of work.
Installing condensation channels and drainage to older aluminium windows
Older types of window and door frame often had no provision for collection and drainage of condensation on the inside of the window. Retro fit condensation channel and drainage can be fitted to most window frames.
Replacing worn and insecure handles and frame wedges for aluminium windows
Window handles and the plastic frame wedges are no problem to Exceed. Exceed has a wide range of window handle styles (in all colours), including replacement handles for sub fix and vertical fixed sashes.
Replacing glass & sash backing rubbers to reduce likelihood of leaks and draughts
Glazing rubbers are intended firstly to hold the glass firm and to secondly, prevent excess water entry. Gaps in the rubbers can allow excessive water entry that can contribute to leaks. Gaps can also contribute to drafts and to the whistling noise around windows.
Replacing hinges on timber frames
Over time, hinges on timber sashes and frames can corrode and seize (especially if painted over). Hinges in this condition can cause all sorts of problems affecting the smooth operation of the opening sash. Replacement of hinges is a straight forward operation.
Replacing handles and fittings on timber windows
Exceed has a range of fittings for most styles of timber windows and can recommend upgrade products if required. Removal of old wood screws can occasionally be problematic, but not for Exceed.
Replacing friction stays on aluminium and wooden windows
Friction stays are the arms that allow opening windows to hinge open and stay in a set position. Friction stays are varied in size and operation, some are specific to certain designs and or weight of window. As with any working part, it has a working life and can deteriorate for any number of reasons. Exceed has the knowledge and experience to fit the correct friction stay to the correct window. Exceed can also advise on changing the opening operation of windows.
Replacement of sash cords, weights and pulleys in double hung wooden and aluminium windows
A faithful reliable system of pulleys and weights to hold vertical sliding windows open. Replacing broken cords is quite simple and not overly labour intensive. The work can usually be done from inside the house. For customers reconditioning old windows, brass pulleys and fittings are readily available.
Issues of weight between re-glazed windows and the cast iron counter weights can arise. The sash usually becomes too heavy for the existing weight system. This is not difficult to resolve.
Replacement of spiral and spring balances in aluminium and wooden windows
The spring and spiral balance method of holding vertical opening windows in place are two of the older systems that are still used today. Matching the correct balance to the sliding window is the tricky bit. Exceed has access to the full range of balances suitable for both wood and aluminium windows.
Re-glazing of wooden sashes and frames
Not all of Exceeds franchise owners will carry out re glazing for you, but they will refer you onto a recommended glazier. We do know the requirements of the Human Impact standards in glazing and can advise of the correct glass for your situation.
Replacement of rotten timbers in wooden frames
Various frame members in wooden frames can be replaced, often without having to take the frame out of the wall. Replacement of rotten timber is recommended rather than trying to dig the rot out and fill the remaining hole up. The rot will reappear in time.
Replacement of damaged aluminium
A lot of aluminium extrusions are obsolete and cannot be replaced. A benefit of the Exceed expertise is that we have the records and experience to know which extrusions are interchangeable. Replacement of the complete aluminium frame is not always necessary.
Replacement of glass
Exceed has developed an installation method that allows retro fit of glass into most style of aluminium extrusion. Upgrading glass in aluminium frames is no longer the issue it has been in the past.
Not all of Exceeds franchise owners will carry out all types of re glazing for you, but they will refer you onto a recommended glazier. We do know the requirements of the Human Impact standards in glazing and can advise of the correct glass for your situation.
Replacement of missing glazing beads
With Exceeds own retro fit glazing bead system, replacement of missing glazing beads is not an issue. Any type of glazing bead in any colour can be fitted to your aluminium windows or doors.
Leaking windows, doors or conservatories.* (refer to our service guarantee).
Remedy of leaks often can be very difficult. With our Best Practice Standards, Exceed can carry out assessments of leaks and make recommendations for possible remedy. While our 16 years of franchise experience give us confidence in our approach to the remedy leaks, in all cases however, the repair process is trial and error and a remedy cannot be guaranteed.
Exceed has prepared, in conjunction with the Ministry of Commerce, a Service Guarantee statement that covers our obligations under the Consumer Guarantee Act. Please read our service guarantee.
Air vents for passive air flow
Fresh air when the windows are locked shut. Exceed has the range of passive air vents that are glazed into existing windows. These air vents solve a lot of issues, such as damp stale air, excessive condensation, rooms to hot during the day.
Larger single panes of glass can be a safety hazard especially if in close proximity to a walk area. Fitting vision tapes to the glass is an option to make passers by aware of the glass. In some instances, there is a Building Code requirement for this to be done.
Exceed can advise on the Code requirements and can supply and install vision tapes as required.
Manual winding systems for opening windows
There is a variety of manually operated opening window systems. Some are operated by pulling along string cords or by a metal crank handle. Exceed has access to these for repair or replacement.