Window repair service in CornwallIt is a common problem when windows get to a certain age the sealed units can mist up. This is usually down to older sealing techniques or problems with the original fitting. All Glass can help with providing new sealed units, often improving efficiency at the same time.
As a family run firm, we pride ourselves on not selling you something that you don’t really need. Because of this we also offer a window repairs service in Cornwall to cure failed sealed units.
It is a common problem, when windows get to a certain age the sealed units can mist up. There are a number of common causes for this, which can include poor fitting or problems with the drainage. As we are experienced in most aspects of window repair, we can advise how to stop this happening again.
Some companies will try and sell a an entire new window when the problem is with the glass and not the frame. Often replacing the glass and reglazing the window is all that is needed to bring the windows back up to original condition.
Also we can upgrade the quality of the sealed units to bring your windows up to an C, B or even A-rating. Call us today to see how our reglazing service can be a low cost solution to older, misty sealed units and windows.
Don't put up with cloudy double glazed windows.Give our friendly team a call on 01326 563053 to find out more about our Cornwall window repair service.
We can offer the full range of Planitherm products for window repairs in cornwall.
New improved SGG PLANITHERM TOTAL+ represents the next generation of low-emissivity (low-E) coating technology and is the UK and Ireland’s leading low-E coating brand. Developed specifically for the particular needs of the UK market, SGG PLANITHERM TOTAL+ has been optimised for Window Energy Ratings (WERs) making it one of the most energy efficient low-E glass products available today, useful in Cornwall to keep you warm in winter.
Using the very latest advancements in magnetron coating technology from Saint-Gobain Glass, this new coating combines much improved processing qualities and performance, whilst maintaining the excellent aesthetics that are expected from the SGG PLANITHERM range.
Traditionally, conservatories have a reputation of being too hot in the summer and drafty and chilly in the winter months, but with SGG PLANITHERM 4S for conservatory wall glazing this can truly be a thing of the past. With the right choice of glass your conservatory can be a natural extension to your home, providing usable, extra living space to be enjoyed all year long. Having chosen your preferred roof glass option it is equally important to consider the glass walls. Because of the angle of the sun in Cornwall it can be more important to keep the heat out. When repairing windows in Cornwall thought should be given to solar gain as well as heat loss.
SGG PLANITHERM 4S combines solar control and thermal insulating properties, to provide a comfortable year round environment, enabling you to get the most out of your conservatory whatever the weather. SGG PLANITHERM 4S can save you money on your energy bills too. The thermal insulating properties mean you will use less energy to heat your conservatory to the desired temperature. The energy cost reduction can be as much as 28%.
SGG COOL-LITE is a solar control glass manufactured by depositing a coating of metallic oxides by magnetically enhanced cathodic sputtering under vacuum conditions onto clear or body-tinted glass. This coating gives the glass its solar control properties and its distinctive appearance. When fitting you your house in Cornwall keep in mind that this glass will have a tint.
There are many types of SGG COOL-LITE coated glass:
- SGG COOL-LITE K and SK provide a spectrally selective solar control performance together with excellent thermal insulation properties
- SGG COOL-LITE KT is a new generation of “toughenable” SGG COOL-LITE K coatings
- SGG COOL-LITE ST is unique in that it can be toughened and curved after the coating has been applied
Please feel free to contact us for a free survey for your window repair in cornwall.
How the Cornish Sea Breeze Can Affect Your Window Hardware
Window Repairs Cornwall
When it comes to amazing metals, stainless steel is certainly in the top ten. Durable, clean, highly recyclable and visually pleasing, this metal also earns points for being very resistant to corrosion.
Unfortunately, all superheroes have their weaknesses. While your stainless steel will put up a good fight against Cornwall’s sea salt air, it’s going to need a little help to fully take down the sea breeze that looms over our coastal climate. Learn more about what salt air does to your stainless steel and how you can help it fight the battle against the breeze.
How Stainless Steel Resists Corrosion
Stainless steel gets its corrosion resistant ability from chromium, and it contains at least 10.5 percent of it. Chromium is a lustrous and steely gray metal known for being tarnish resistant. You are probably familiar with chromium if you own anything that is chrome-plated, which just means it has been coated with chromium.
Whereas the iron in carbon steel reacts with the oxygen in the atmosphere to produce rust, the chromium in stainless steel reacts with oxygen to form a thin but strong passive layer on the metal’s surface. The more passive a material is, the less it is affected by environmental factors. The addition of nickel and molybdenum also contribute to stainless steel’s passivity.
How the air in Cornwall reacts with Stainless Steel
In coastal areas, the chloride in sea spray, rain and dry salt particles that the wind carries can contribute to the corrosion of stainless steel. Areas within 10 miles of salt water are generally considered at risk of salt-related corrosion, but that distance varies with location and weather patterns.
In a perfect world, stainless steel would not corrode at all. But, when the environment overwhelms the metal’s passive layer with something like salt, it begins to break down. Stainless steel corrodes in two main forms. Pitting appears in the form of dark brown pits in the steel’s surface. You might also see a form of corrosion that creates a large crevice in the steel’s surface. Neither of these forms of corrosion affects stainless steel’s mechanical properties, but they are unattractive.
How You Can Help
A high-quality protective coating is the best way to help your stainless steel fight the sea breeze. Before applying a coating, sand away any rust that has built up on the metal with a very fine grit sandpaper. Wipe the surface clean with a wet cloth. Use a mild detergent or white vinegar if you wish.
Coatings come in a few different forms, including clear coats and paints. You can apply them in a variety of ways, including with a spray can, spray gun, brush, or roller.
Follow the instructions on the product for proper application and drying time. If you’re unsure about what kind of coating would be best for your stainless steel, ask one of our professionals about window repair in Cornwall.