Double Glazing Repairs Blog

Why is my Conservatory so Hot in the Summer and Cold in Winter?

It's a common problem - your conservatory may be too hot to sit in during the Summer, or too cold for a cosy evening mid-Winter.

Why does this happen?

Conservatories need some protection from the harsh glare of the sun and a means to allow the temperature to cool down. In many conservatories, there are no curtains, and the reflective nature of the PVC, windows and floors can exacerbate the situation. Therefore, avoid reflective surfaces where possible, and provide shading where you can.

During Winter, the same factors cause a very different problem. Without curtains or soft furnishings to keep the heat in, it can be difficult to retain what heat may be present in the conservatory area.

The easiest answer to providing an effective and economic solution is to call Windor Repairs, who will be able to fit your conservatory with the appropriate materials to give you an all-year-round living space, no matter what the weather.

Windor Repairs offer Solek gold or silver inserts which can be retrospectively fitted to your existing polycarbonate conservatory roof panels which will significantly lower the temperature within your existing conservatory with the added benefits of removing harmful UV Rays which fade conservatory furniture and also save you the cost of expensive roof blinds.

Conservatory Guttering

We also offer a universal guttering system that can be adapted and fitted to most conservatories when original gutter system cannot be sourced.

If you want to know more about getting the best from your conservatory, then contact windor to find out more

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 March 2011 12:54

Top 5 Reasons to Choose UPVC Windows

Thinking of having your windows replaced? Read our Windor Repairs Top 5 on why to choose UPVC.

  1. UPVC is a great modern and cost effective alternative to wooden or metal window
  2. They are low maintenance, requiring no varnish little cleaning.
  3. UPVC windows will not fade with age, will not rot, and provide an enduring watertight seal.
  4. There are many types of UPVC window to choose from, including sash windows, bay windows - and everything inbetween.
  5. UPVC windows are energy efficient, keeping your home warm and cosy.

At Windor, we provide on the spot repairs to your existing UPVC windows, saving you money! Why not contact us to find out more.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 March 2011 13:25

Moving House? Accidents Happen - Windor Repairs can Help

Moving home can be hectic enough without bumps and dents in your doors from wayward furniture!

Whilst UPVC is incredibly tough, it can suffer from small cracks and chips and these need to be addressed quickly to stop further damage.

At Windor Repairs, we can repair your doors and windows, matching the colour exactly with the original framework. Even better, many of the repairs we are asked to do can be done there and then, so there's no need to organise days off work for a further call out.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 March 2011 11:47

Can I have my Velux windows repaired?

We have been asked this question many times and the short answer is yes.

Windor can replace misted double glazed velux window unts, velux roof light windows or any other modern roof light window that has been fitted. It does not matter who was the original installer or who was the manufacturer.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 February 2011 15:47

What is 'Toeing and Heeling'?

Opening casements are often discovered to be out of square, which can lead to leakage and misting. Tapered spacer margins give the game away. Even if the your window casements are preglazed, your fitter should check and adjust the alignment where necessary. Toeing and heeling is performed by installing and adjusting location and setting blocks, adding further thicknesses when necessary and bracing the frame off the glass unit until it is truly rectangular.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 February 2011 15:47

Leakage from newly replaced windows?

Safety glazing recommendations are regularly ignored or circumvented. and this can take it's toll within a short time of having your windows or conservatory installed. As well as choosing the right type, glass must also be of the right thickness to resist wind-loadings. Even inside a building, the wind-loading requirement is deemed to be 600Pa (Newtons per square metre) and needs calculation.  Windor can repair your windows with quality materials at a fraction of the cost of replacing them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 14:08

I have misted double glazing windows


Failed double glazed units, more often referred to as misted double glazing, misted up windows, misted windows, fogged double glazing, fogged up windows, fogged windows, steamed double glazing, steamed up windows and steamed windows are caused by a break in the hot melt sealant which is used to form a seal between the two panes of glass and is applied behind the spacer bar of a double glazed sealed unit.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 January 2011 19:28

My Double Glazing Warranty Expired?

Has the guarantee on your existing double glazing expried?  Has the company who originally installed your double glazing gone bust?  Or have you bought a new home or property and don't know who installed the double glazing - and now you need repairs done?

At Windor we have a wealth of knowledge to carry out repairs on a variety of different double glazing products. Whatever the double glazing manufacturer or installer, we can make repairs.