Do i need new double glazing and how much to pay ?

Postby AndrewW » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:16 am

I have 20-25 year old aluminium double glazing (and external doors)in a 1960's semi, the glass does not appear to be turning blue, however every winter I wake up to find the windows dripping with water, and the wall paper around the windows(first 2-3 inches) growing black mold. Is this stuff safe ? (even though the windows are wiped every morning). The old brush seals have been replaced with a modern seal, to stop all the noise and wind coming in between the windows

Apart from the additional security offered by new upvc windows , child opening restriction & built in air flow. Will changing from my current windows to new UPVC ones help . I have noticed how cold the (frames and) glass feels in the morning, could this mean the gas between the glass as gone and they are not working properly
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Postby welsh brickie » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:35 pm

You will always get condensation on the aluminium frames.New upvc are thicker frames 70mm and glass units are 32mm thick,and more efficent Definatly worth it
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Postby RachaelO » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:33 am

Hi Andrew,

You probably have this sorted now but here is my reply to your thread.

I would advise that you need an experts opinion as there might be an underlying problem you might be missing.
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