Windows Question

Windows not shutting properly

I have upvc double glazing within an upstairs bay window but, probably due to some movement in the bay area and I also think poor installation, they do not shut properly. In one case the far end of the window is too high leaving a small gap at the bottom and in the other the top isn't snug against the frame. Is their any adjustments that can be done to improve this situation either by me or a window fitter?

2 Answers

Hi there I'm pretty sure they need re toe and healing its an easy job for a window
Fitter and should not cost much as it should only take 30 mins max, hope that helps.

Answered 27th Mar 2013

J&F Roofing and Lead Specialists

Member since 11 Jan 2009

If you have a gap at the bottom toe and healing won't help, it is more than likley due to poor instalation of the cill not being level. Firstly re installing the window would be the best option but costly.
Or you could adjust the top hinge by moving it over a few mm this will lower the opposite corner of the sash closing the gap. This option requires care as you wouldn't want to drop a sash and can be tricky if your not used to handling glazed sashes.
Hop that helps

Answered 29th Mar 2013

Double Glazing Essex Ltd

Member since 30 Nov 2010

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