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  1. #1
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    Default Aluminium window repairs

    I am in three minds about what to do on this one and wondered if anyone had any thoughts.

    I have an old aluminium window. The handle is loose and the seal is gone allowing the window not to close snuggly. In a wind it will rattle a little and let a cold draft in.

    Who should I ask to fix it - a handiman, a glazier, an aluminium window specialist, or what?

    Any ideas gratefully received.

    xris
    Last edited by xris; 18-10-2007 at 09:19 PM. Reason: typos

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    A handiman, I would think.

    You can buy the replacement handles. As for the seals, the thin foam weatherseal tape, fixed to a cleaned and dried sash (if that is the right term) should provide a good seal.

    I have never done this myself, but this is what I would try in the first instance.

    Of course, if one is paying someone else to do it, then my DIY and see if it works strategy is perhaps not the best.

    Paul.

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    Having just said that, I would more likely ring my friend Shane who owns the local Exceed window maintenance franchise in Hamilton. This is what I did the last two times I needed glazing done, and I know that he does seals and handles also.

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    I always use Exceed Window Maintenance for all aluminium window and ranchslider repairs. www.exceed.co.nz

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    Another good guy in Auckland is North Shore based - Alum. Window Services, 145 Target Road, Glenfield, 444-7650. Has all the bits, the link is:
    http://www.aws-ltd.co.nz/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propoholic View Post
    I always use Exceed Window Maintenance for all aluminium window and ranchslider repairs. www.exceed.co.nz
    I also use Exceed for any maintenance issues.

    I would recommend them to you xris,... but then you're not a big fan of recommendations are you?

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    Does anyone use a specialist aluminium windows and door repair person in Wellington?
    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Does anyone use a specialist aluminium windows and door repair person in Wellington?
    Maybe you could see if Exceed have a franchisee for Wellington?

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    Any recommendations other than Exceed? The Exceed franchisee for Wellington is not back to work until the end of Jan 2010.

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    Not sure where you are Xris, any dealings I have had with Exceed in Christchurch have not been favourable, used to be - then - change of franchisee and ouch!!! Wont go into any further but not good! Now I have a very good man ( a small one man band) great, timely and very reasonably priced service.
    We All Make Mistakes Said The Hedgehog As He Climbed Off The Scrubbing Brush !!


 

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