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The hidden costs of poor window maintenance

August 14, 2017 Steve Sherbourne

Your windows and doors should effectively last around 30-35 years. However, as with most things, this can’t be guaranteed if they aren’t correctly maintained. Not keeping an eye on their condition can lead to premature and expensive replacements.

Failure to correctly maintain windows can result in sealant (caulking) failure. Sealant failure will lead to moisture entering the cavity and cause damp and damage to the surrounding areas. There’s a number of ways that your sealant can become faulty but if it’s fixed quickly there shouldn’t be any lasting damage to your property.

Window maintenance can improve efficiency

Having poorly functioning windows can also affect your property’s efficiency and running costs. Where there are potentially gaps due to damage caulking and worn sealant, water and air will be entering your property. It can also cause condensation in the winter, leading to mould and mildew.

Windows maintenance can of course help prevent all these issues and save you money on avoidable emergency call outs.

Our window maintenance covers the following:

Safety compliance
  • Adjustment of window alignment
  • Adjustment of locks
  • Window handles, cylinders and adjustment
  • Lubricating operating equipment and adjustment
  • Window brush seals and adjustment
  • Glass checks for compliance and damage
  • Making sure you are satisfied with the level/speed of operation of yourwindows
  • A complete service sheet and authorised technician checklist

With preventative maintenance, you shouldn’t have to worry about any surprising issues that would lead you spending money when you’re least expecting it. It will also help keep those energy bills down and protect your wallet!

At Windrush Doors & Windows, we have experience dealing with all types of windows, including wooden, aluminium and PVCu. We’ll come along with a range of popular hardware brands to gets things fitted and fixed straight away.

We are Construction Line, Chass and Certas accredited to give you peace of mind that any work we carry out is done to the highest of standards.

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Whether it’s for your home or a commercial property, get in touch to find out how we can help.

This June Windrush installed 39 Pvcu windows to our student accommodation block at Rewley Abbey Court. The work required them to install the windows while residents were in occupation, some with young children. Windrush carried out a full risk and method statement and appraisal to carry out the works in a safe manner with multi-occupation to consider. Full scaffolding and access booms were used with everything being alarmed and fenced off with appropriate signage in place. The Windrush team involved had all the necessary accreditation holding CSCS cards, asbestos awareness trained, CRB checked etc. The windows were as per our requested specification with Windrush being the most competitive out of the competition. The College are very pleased with all aspects of the work carried out and will be using Windrush on our future projects.

Steve Williams, Buildings and Estates

Green Templeton College, Oxford

Windrush have installed new pvcu patio doors in the residents homes on site. The window installers being friendly and polite and having a nice demeanour and getting on well with the residents. The work was carried out in a professional manor with their work being clean and tidy all with an insurance baked guarantee. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

Alex Jordan, Site Manager

Swinbrook Court, Langdale Gate, retirement and sheltered housing, Witney, Oxon

I would just like to say that I was very impressed by the two young men who came to do the windows yesterday, they were very efficient, had impeccable manners and they cleared up after themselves which was a joy.

Windrush serviced two Velux windows and re-glazed with new sealed units, re-glazed a bedroom window with three sealed units, and re-glazed a conservatory upgrading sealed units to “Low E Argon” gas and thermal bar

Emma Sadler

Yew Tree Farm, Abingdon Road

During the School holidays the Windrush team carried out window adaption works for the School. Windrush installed remote window winding equipment to our high level windows that have been a health and safety issue with pupils and staff standing on chairs to open. I can recommend Windrush for their professional approach, competitive pricing and ability to accommodate our requirements during a busy time with many other trades on site. They were willing to change their work schedule to accommodate changing circumstances on site.

Neil Baker, Estates Manager

St Helen & St Katherine School, Abingdon, Oxon

Windrush recently attended our Academy and replaced damaged window hinges and handles with great success. The Windrush Team who carried the work out were very professional with the work being carried out during normal School hours. The Health and Safety aspect being covered with the adoption of measures from their risk assessment and method statement being carried out.

Steve Bryan, Estates Team

The Oxford Academy, Sandy Lane, Oxford

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"The ongoing repeat business we receive is testament to our hard work and dedication in providing our home and business customers with the best possible window and door solutions, tailored to meet their exact needs. No two jobs are the same and we treat all our customers as valued individuals."
Steve Sherbourne, Managing Director

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