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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

4 Common Window Problems (And How To Fix Them)

You can’t hire someone to fix every little repair your home experiences. Luckily, when it comes to your windows, there are plenty of DIY guides to help you out.


Stuck Wooden Windows

Wooden windows can swell in wet weather. If this happens to you, try rubbing candle wax along the edge to free it. Damp weather can also make your windows rattle or fasteners difficult to close. Fix tissue by adjusting the positions a if you were installing from scratch.

Adjusting a Mortise-Plate

If the mortise-plate is poorly fitted, it can prevent the mortise-catch from closing the window securely. Remove the mortise-plate and refit it properly with a screwdriver.

Removing Vinyl Bead Trim

Only do this yourself if you have old double-glazed units. If your windows are still under guarantee, e suggest getting the manufacturer to repair them so you can reuse the trim without it going to waste.

Repairing a Rotten Sill

Ifa small area of a wooden sill is rotten, but the rest looks just fine, you can simply replace that one part of the sill. Cut back the sill and mark the position of the dip groove. Then, use a router to cut out the groove, screw a patch in place and voilà!

With our extensive experience and expertise, Superior Windowland is an industry leader in windows, doors, spray foam insulation, and more. So whether you need a broken window repaired, or new siding for your home, you can count on us to get the job done right! Call us today at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate.

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