There are some common times when you need double hung window repairs Brisbane, it might be broken glass, it might be sticking, or a chip might mean the window needs reglazing. Sometimes repairs are possible to handle yourself, but if you have no DIY experience or it is something out of your skill set this is the time to use a professional repair person. Here is a closer look at such situations.
A broken pane of glass
Having a pane of glass break is unsafe to ignore and needs handling. You are losing heated or cooled air out of it too. For windows where there are multiple panes that have gas in between each glass pane, this needs a professional repair expert for double hung windows Brisbane. If you have an older window that is just a single pane then it is possible to repair it yourself. Make sure to properly measure it and order a new one. When it arrives you can remove all the old shards and put the new one in. You will need clips and a glazier compound. Put the pane in the frame, put the clips about every 15cm around the edge and then apply the compound using a putty knife.
Make sure the joint is smooth and let it dry before painting to match the trim colour.
The window sticks when you try to open it
If you are having issues with the window sticking this might be because the wood has swollen which happens when it is humid or warm. It can be fixed using candle wax on the areas where it is catching, or you might file some of the wood down to allow the windows to slide efficiently once more. The latter option will mean you will need to repaint the wood.
The compound around the glass is chipped
Sometimes the glazier compound around the window gets chipped. As part of professional double hung window repairs Brisbane they might fix this by using a razor to remove the old compound and add a new layer. Of course, you need to smooth it down well and paint it when completely dry.
The window sill is rotting
When there is an issue of excess moisture this can lead to a number of problems with double hung windows Brisbane including rotting sills. Sometimes you can replace a rotting sill and still have a solid window. Using a saw an expert or skilled person can remove the rotted sill and use solid wood that can replace that sill wood.
A router is likely going to be needed to cut the shapes and groves in the sill so the new wood matches the sill style you have. Then the new sill can be fixed into place with screws by countersinking them and a stain or paint used so the sill matches the rest.
If you have any doubt about handling repair work yourself always find a professional to handle the work for you.