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What does a window repair service include?
Your window repair person can help with a range of different window types and repair services, including glass window repairs, aluminium window frame repairs, and even car window repairs. They’ll advise you on the best solution (whether repair or replacement) and use their tools to get the job done. Here’s what you can expect from some of the most common window repair services:
Glass window repairs
Your handyman will start by assessing the damage. If the extent of the damage is beyond repair, they’ll recommend a window replacement. But if your window glass only has a small crack, hole, or scratch, they’ll be able to repair it - at least temporarily - to seal your room and prevent the damage from getting worse. They’ll wear heavy duty gloves before handling any broken glass. Next, they’ll use clear nail-polish to patch up any small holes and scratches, building it up in layers, to discretely repair the glass. If there’s a crack but the window still feels sturdy, your repairer may apply a piece of clear tape over the surface to stop the crack from spreading further. For more advanced repairs, you’ll need to hire a glazier or organise a glass replacement.
Window frame repairs
The most common window frame repairs involve repairing rotten wood frames (since aluminium windows are less prone to damage). Your repairer will start by chipping away most of the rotten wood before covering it with a few layers of liquid epoxy to soak in. Once dry, they’ll mix epoxy filler and use this to fill the gap in your wooden window frame, shaping it to blend in with the rest of the frame. Once this filler is dry, they’ll sand the area smooth. At this point, the repairs are ready for priming and painting.
When your glass windows are beyond repair, they’ll need replacing. Your handyman will start by using the broken window pain. They’ll put on heavy duty gloves and safety glasses before scraping away at the putty or loosening the seal around the broken window pane so they can loosen and remove the old glass (including any shards). They’ll dispose of the old glass and then smooth out the edges of the frame so remove any remaining sealants. Your window replacement technician will measure the window to determine the size of the new glass, leaving a small 3.2mm gap around the edges to allow for expansion. Most of the time, they’ll get the glass cut to size at a local hardware store or glass company. Depending on the type of window frame and how the glass is sealed in, your handyman will then apply putty to the edges of the window, rolling it in their hands to make a long rope, and then sticking it onto the frame. They’ll gently push the new glass into the frame, allowing it to stick to the putty. Your window replacement professional will then apply more putty around the edges on both sides of the glass before gently removing any excess putty and smoothing it over.
Car window repairs
If your car window has a minor hole or crack, your window repairperson may be able to fix it without needing a total replacement. They’ll clean the area to remove debris and use a glass repair kit to seal the broken area with epoxy. The epoxy is applied using a syringe which forces resin into any cracks for a stronger seal.
Recent Window Repair tasks in Auckland
Light switches, windows unjammed, fence and surface repaired
Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand
29th May 2022
light switches replaces, fence and widow ledge repaired, windows unjammed - Due date: Flexible
Fixing a window latch
Ōtara, Auckland, New Zealand
10th Jun 2021
Need a window latch to be fixed
Install window levers, install shelf brackets
Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
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install 10 wi dow levers, i still 3 window locks, install 2 shelf brackets - Due date: Before Tuesday, 22 March 2022
Window joinery repair/ leak repair
Waiake, Auckland, New Zealand
28th Aug 2022
We have high moisture reading near the windows and property inspector mentioned that this could be joinery issues. There are some cracks in windows sill and some leakage.We have 6 aluminium Windows and want to get the quote for the fix and availability for the fix. - Due date: Flexible
Replace 2 window stays/handle & 3 friction stays in upstairs bedroom
Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
7th Mar 2022
Replacement of 2 window stays/latches and install 3 Friction stays in upstairs bedroom - Due date: Flexible