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Can I Replace Just The Glass Of My Window?

Can I Replace the Glass in Double Glazing Windows When It Breaks or Mists Over?  In as much as a windows salesman may try to convince you that you need to replace the entire window frame be aware that you could for a much lower cost simply replace the glass unit saving yourself £100’s if […]

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Can I Replace Just The Glass Of My Window?

Can I Replace the Glass in Double Glazing Windows When It Breaks or Mists Over?
 

In as much as a windows salesman may try to convince you that you need to replace the entire window frame be aware that you could for a much lower cost simply replace the glass unit saving yourself £100’s if not £1000’s Besides the advantage of creating better temperatures in living spaces, double glazing also provides extra protection as security, while it also helps to deaden noise. All these advantages get lost when the glass in the pane breaks, or there is a defect in the sealing of the air gap. In both cases, it becomes necessary to replace the double glazing. The most common problem that indicates a breakdown in the glazing efficiency is noticed when the glass mists over or presents a cloudy appearance.

Given the nature of double glazed windows they are made as a unit. (A double glazed window is essentially a window that has glazing in the form of two panes of glass separated by an air gap. The glass itself can be standard glass or special energy efficient glass. The two glass panes are separated by spacers, and the combined unit is sealed, while it is common to fill the gap with an inert gas or to create a vacuum.) The units are fitted into window frames in different ways, and this can depend on the original frame, having this glazing done from inside or outside. To replace the glass in any double-glazing unit, the entire unit will have to be taken out. These units can then just have the glass replaced in them, but it would be necessary to reseal the assembly afterwards and this is often not satisfactory. It is far more advisable to get a new double-glazed unit made of the same size so that it can be fitted back within the window frame.

It is recommended that as far as possible any double-glazing replacement or repair is carried out by the original installers, or another professional windows installer as they would have with them the various tools and expertise needed for a proper replacement.

If, however you are thinking of doing it yourself keep these points in mind:

• It is essential that proper measurements be taken of the opening in the frame after the original double-glazed unit is removed.
• The existing fixing arrangements must also be reviewed so that when the new glazing is installed, the proper fixtures and fittings are used.
• Care must be taken to ensure that the new glass in the replacement unit be of the same thickness as the original, as any changes can affect the thickness of the unit, and its ability to fit into the window frame with the original arrangements made.

A properly replaced glass in double glazing should be able to give you the same thermal efficiency as the original installation.

So as to answer your question it is possible to replace just the actual glass however it not recommended. However, you could always have the actual glazing unit replaced with no need to have to replace the entire frame and a much lower cost to yourself.

Here at Ace Windows NE we replace all kinds of glazing units and can change the kind of glazing you have in your window to self-cleaning or obscure glass. we offer you a huge choice of patterns and privacy levels

Visit our glass-and-glazing-hardware page for our latest brochure to choose your new glass Now

Introducing Solidor’s 5 Star guarantee

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Introducing Solidor’s 5 Star guarantee


Buy a Solidor fitted with a 3-star Ultion cylinder and 2-star Lock Lock handle and your door qualifies for our £5,000 homeowner guarantee.


ACE Windows NE is proud to be associated with Solidor supplying and fitting the famous Solidor Composite doors. Solidor has just recently launched a new, 5 Star Security guarantee worth £5,000. ACE Windows can now proudly offer this unmatched guarantee to homeowners who buy a Solidor with a TS007 3* Ultion cylinder and 2* Lock Lock handle. All homeowners have to do is register for the guarantee within 14 days of installation, and they’re covered for up to 5 years.


If a burglar breaks into a Solidor with a Lock-Lock handle and snaps the Ultion 3* cylinder, Solidor will cover up to £5,000 of a homeowner’s uninsured losses! Homeowners must register within 14 days of installation for cover and the 5-year guarantee removes the risk of purchase.


Wondering How can Solidor afford to shoulder that risk? They are so confident that the combination of Solidor’s solid strength, Ultion, and Lock-Lock will keep burglars out and their money safe.

Solidor’s-new-£5000-5-Star-Security-guarantee



“It’s a fail-safe, no quibble guarantee that totally removes the risk of purchase,” explains Gareth Busson, Head of Sales & Marketing at Solidor. “If a burglar breaks into a Solidor with a Lock Lock handle and snaps the Ultion 3* cylinder, the homeowner can claim up to £5,000 of uninsured losses. No other door manufacturer offers that.”
The Lock Lock handle from Brisant Secure was introduced to the market at the FIT Show, with Solidor as its official launch partner. Flick the switch on the inside and Lock Lock’s unique, patented spindle block is activated, so the door can’t be opened from the outside, even if the cylinder is breached. “It also looks fantastic, and complements our range perfectly,” adds Gareth.
“With the 3* Ultion cylinder PAS24:2016, Approved Document Q and Secured By Design as standard, Solidor is already the most secure composite door on the market. Lock Lock sets us further ahead, and we’re putting our money where our mouth is by offering a unique guarantee that sells itself.”







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The Lastest In Bifolds – Introducing the EasiFold door

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The Lastest In Bifolds – Introducing the EasiFold door


Here at ACE Windows NE, we are proud to introduce an innovative and revolutionary new product into our very wide and diverse range of products – the Easi Fold door. Designed as an alternative to the traditional Bi Fold door, this door has been aptly named “Easi Fold” for its simplicity, ease of use and effortless gliding. Available in a whopping 15 colours with 4 different colour options for handles and no visible hinges or hardware, this new product will give your home the wow factor it’s been missing. Please call for further enquires and prices.



Read all about The Easi Fold Panoramic Door here