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    How can I stop a draught from my window?

    Window Specialists

    If my window is letting in a draught does this mean it needs to be replaced or are there other checks/steps that I could take first?

    Asked by Greg on 10th Jan 2022
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    Atz Ltd

    "If it's uPVC maybe the hinges or seals need replacing. Universal hinges and seals are available from Toolstation. Seals are easy to replace. If there is a wide gap on one side of the window then hinges can be at fault. This is trickier to replace and may need a handyman."

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Platinum Doors and Windows

    "Buy new windows is the best option. They're obviously faulty if they're drafty. The next option would be to fit draught excludes on them or possibly reseal if the sealant is faulty"

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
    Sealed units replaced Ltd

    "If it’s a plastic window you will have to change the hinges as they get worn"

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Staywarm Energy

    "If it's a double-glazed window that is draughty, I'd get it checked out for a replacement. Is there condensation between the glass panels? This is another sign the window needs replacing. If the frame is sound, it may be that it's just the glass that needs replacing. You can check where the draught is coming from by mixing washing up liquid in water and putting a thin coating on the window - you'll see little bubbles forming where the air is pushing through!"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Citi Environmental

    "It may need adjusting in the hinges etc or the glass toe and heeling ie packing but also this could be solved maybe with draught excluder"

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    R&S CARPENTRY

    "If they are old wooden sashes they may need restoration and draught-proofing.. or just draught proofing"

    Answered on 29th Mar 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Fresh Coat

    "Hi yes, mainly it means the window is on the way out or already gone.
    You can check the seals and see if anyone will do the seals. Maybe the seal around the window could do with re-sealing"

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Nova services ltd

    "If they are PVC double glazed units then you may be able to just replace the seals.
    Windows can also let in a draught from the outer edge if they have not been installed correctly or they are old.

    Timber windows could have a retrofit draught excluder installed to help reduce the draught."

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Htwr ltd

    "Could be a number of things depending where the draught is coming for silicone could have perished hinges can break and seals can shrink or perish I’d check all these before replacing
    Hope this helps"

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report

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