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Window Sash Repair

Updated: Jul 16, 2021

It is very easy for you to mistake window sash for something else. It is not a fashion related term as many think. Sashes are items that are used with windows. They hold them in position. These pieces are made of various materials such as metal, vinyl, wood, etc. They also have a varying degree of operations and functionalities, which are dependent on their design type. Some are dynamic in their functionality, while others operate statically.

If you happen to be struggling with broken or old sashes, it is advisable you check for a window repair expert in London to help you fix the problem. The important steps below are to be adopted when removing and fixing sashes.

Remove the sashes: The first thing to do is getting the windows removed. The majority of sashes work with a pulley mechanism that controls the window’s movement. Remove the stops and detach the cords or chains. Be conscious of where every item removed is stored so that the items can easily be retrieved when the window is ready to be reinstalled.

Separate the glass: Separate the glasses and sashes after bringing down the windows. Use your heat gun for softening any putty that might be on the edges. Use your putty knife in scraping the debris away. Then have the glass detached. You can even have the glass labeled for easy identification of the right direction during reinstallation.

Replace or rebuild the sashes: With the successful separation of sashes and glasses, you are left with two options. The first option is to use the glass with a new set of sashes. This is recommended when the sashes are really bad looking. The second option is to fix the sashes, and have them rebuilt.

Replace the glass and secure them: After fixing the sashes, you need to restore the glass. Start by filling the new sashes with glazing compound, and carefully slide in the glass in the frame, while evenly adding the new glazier on the glass. Then add extra glazing compound round the frame, while smoothening the edge with your putty knife. Formulate a bevel. All the windows are expected to be kept dry for a week before painting them.

Rehang: The last step is rehanging the windows. Use the items you removed earlier. Window repair can be time-consuming, so you might want to leave the window replacement experts in London to handle yours. If your window sashes are giving you a hard time, then hand them over to Swift Glazing professionals to help you fix your window sashes and you will be greatly satisfied with our services. We are a leading name when it comes to offering window related services

With more than 150 combined years of experience between our staffs, you can trust us to put your window in its best shape again. We provide amazing products along with top-class services that helps us to satisfy our customers again and again. Get in touch with us for more info regarding our services


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