UPVC Glass Repair Specialists in Scarborough
As glass repair specialists in Scarborough and the surrounding areas, Gekoglass offer a wide range of solutions to meet your needs. From UPVC window and door repairs to the replacement of double glazed units (DGU’s), processed glass, safety glass, mirrored glass and UV-bonding, our team can do it all.
Our replacement double glazed unit (DGU) service involves replacing broken or failed units without the need to replace the whole frame, making the whole process more cost-effective and better for the environment.
We can also replace all your old glass with new energy-efficient glass, saving on heating bills as well as preventing the expense and upheaval of having new window frames. We offer this as a 'made-to-measure' service that includes installation, across the Scarborough and surrounding areas.
Repairs & Replacements:
Misted double-glazed units
Faulty locks / lock mechanisms
Dropped doors (including bi-fold, patio & French doors)
Gaskets, rubbers & seals replacement
Broken / smashed windows make safe service (not 24 hour)
We Also Offer:
Pet flaps instillation/ removal
Safety restrictors instillation
New door panels
Privacy film instillation
Letter plates instillation
Weather bar replacements
Single glazing replacement service
Traditional stain glass repairs service
With over 25 years experience in the glass and glazing industry we hope to offer the best possible service to all our clients. We are a company focused on offering UPVC window and door repairs, we are not Fensa or Certass registered so will never try to sell you new window frames or doors, we want to repair what is already there. We always provide a written quotation which is valid for 30 days. We aim to complete repairs on our first visit from our well stocked gekoglass van and misted units will usually be replaced within two to three weeks.
We are proud to say our clients include homeowners, landlords, tenants, estate agents, letting agents, local businesses, The NHS and various Housing Associations in Scarborough and the surrounding area.
Contact us now to book an appointment on 01723 354937/ 07594 319805, email us at email@example.com or complete the form below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Why has my double glazing failed?
Double glazing is created by putting two panes of glass together with a thermally efficient spacer bar in between to form a gap between the two panes. The glass is then sealed using a hot adhesive to create a double glazed unit. The gas put inside the gap creates an insulating barrier that keeps heat in and the cold out.
A unit will fail when the seal on the double glazed unit breaks down, causing condensation inside of the glass unit, resulting in misted/ blown double glazing. We call it 'blown' or 'misted' in the trade.
The seal can break for a number of reasons, including general wear and tear, the age and condition of the glass and window frame or the location of windows. It could also be due to how the window was originally installed or a chemical cleaning material used on the window that over time has damaged the seal. Unfortunately there is no one real answer.
Should I replace failed units?
Usually failed units are not noticeable until there is a large condensation build up. This will make it difficult to see out of windows and can be unsightly. These broken down units will be leaking expensive energy from any property into the environment, making heating systems work harder and therefore increasing energy bills. We think failed units are well worth replacing to restore the energy efficiency of windows and/or doors and reduce energy bills in the long term.
Do I need to replace the frames?
The simple answer is NO!
It is a common misconception that everything has to be replaced when failed units occur. The glass units within the frames are completely removable and have nothing to do with the frame itself. As long as a frame is in good condition, gekoglass can simply replace the failed unit(s) for you. We replace every failed unit with A rated energy efficient units as standard. We are helping to save the planet because the frames are not going to landfill and saving you money on energy bills.
Why is there condensation on the outside pane of my new unit?
So gekoglass have fitted new A rated energy efficient glass at your property, everything looks great. But a few days later you notice condensation on your new units. This is nothing to worry about. The condensation will be on the exterior pane of glass and means the double glazed unit is performing exactly as it should and you will notice the condensation disappear throughout the morning as the sun rises. This phenomenon is a natural occurrence and not a fault with the glass or the window or gekoglass, and is not due to your double glazed window failing as already mentioned. This often occurs in Spring and Autumn, when the glass temperature falls to a low level at night, with the moisture of a heavy morning dew condensing against the cold surface of the exterior glass. It demonstrates that your unit is very energy efficient as it is keeping the warmth in and the cold out.
Reach out to us
Contact our glass repair specialists for a cost-effective repair solution for your windows and doors. Our made-to-measure service includes installation, so request a free quote today.