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Repairing Old Awning Windows: Secret Tricks of the Trade

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Having trouble with your old awning windows and concerned that the faulty window may be putting your property at risk?

Repairing old awning windows may feel like a big project, especially if you have no experience repairing windows, but you may be surprised at just how easy it can be to put window problems right...

1)    Familiarise Yourself with the Inner Window Workings

Windows come in an extensive range of types. Each type has a different appearance and range of functions, but you’ll also find that there’s a big variance in the inner workings of the window as well.

To give yourself the best chance of solving the window problem, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with what makes an awning window unique. 

The main feature of most awning windows is the ability of the window to open outwards via a hinge that is located at the top of the window; in contrast, some awning windows are designed not to open at all.

Many awning windows also have a side operator or a central operator, and sometimes a crank, which can be prone to problems.

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2)    Locate the Problem with the Window

Once you have a good idea of the workings of the window, the next step is to check for problems. Some problems may be obvious, like the operator not working properly, while others may be harder to identify.

Visually checking the window, physically checking it by opening and closing it, and listening for unusual sounds can help you to spot hidden problems. Removing the window will also help you to get a better look at the inside. 

If you have other awning windows in your home that are working perfectly, then these can act as a good reference point. 

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3)    Remove and Replace the Broken Part

Many problems with awning windows can be repaired by simply removing the broken or faulty part and replacing it with a new one. Most parts for awning windows can be purchased online at a relatively low cost. 

If you have the window guidebook to hand then it will prove invaluable, both when purchasing new parts and installing.

It’s also worth lubricating any moving parts in the window to make sure that everything is operating as smoothly as possible. 

4)    Make Sure the Window is Working Correctly

With the parts installed, the final steps are to replace the window and make sure that it’s working correctly. As window security makes up a large part of good home security, you’ll want to perform a thorough check here.

If the window is operating like new, then there’s a good chance that you identified the only problem with the window. If you’re still having trouble with the window, then you may have to consider more drastic measures. 

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5)    Know When to Replace the Window

Window security is incredibly important, so it’s essential that you don’t leave any faults in a window unrepaired. If you can’t identify the fault in the window or repairs don’t solve the issue, then it may be worth calling in the experts or considering a replacement window.

Knowing when to repair and when to replace can mean all the difference between a well-protected home and a home with poor security. For broken awning windows, and any other casement window, having to replace the window isn’t all bad news.

There are an amazing range of modern windows on the market that will help to increase your energy efficiency, improve the kerb-appeal of your home, and enhance your home security. 

The ultimate trick of the trade is to know when it’s more cost-effective to replace than to repair!

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If your windows don’t function quite as well as they once did, and repair is no longer a practical option, then Home Logic can help.

Our expert window installers can provide you with a free quote for high-quality window replacement and even perform a free survey of your home to help you to decide which windows will be best. 

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