on the inside
Easy to Open Windows
Apply a light lubricant such as our Teflon spray to the rivets of window stays, followed by opening and closing the window about 10 times, to maintain ease of opening. Regular lubrication of pivot points will also prevent the corrosion that leads to leaking, whistling and even complete breakdown in older windows.
Fixing Catches and Handles
The main problem with catches and handles occurs when the pivot point becomes too loose. The window will not seal correctly and the handles will eventually break off. Lubricate regularly, and replace as required.
Maintaining Sliding Doors
Rollers are made of nylon and will dry out and crack with age. Do not oil them, this will only attract dirt to both rollers and tracks. Instead give them a good wash with hot soapy water. Replace rollers as soon as you notice any problems with them - continued use of damaged rollers will cause irreparable damage to the track.
Older sliding doors can rattle when the felt wears down. This can usually be replaced with mohair, and will make the door tight and more resistant to leaks and draughts.
Upkeep of hinged doors
Bent hinges, unsquared openings and dropping door panels are the main problem areas for hinged doors. Replacement hinges are available, and we can correct panel drop and unsquared openings.