Can you repair wooden window frames?

Can you repair wooden window frames?

Many older homes were built with wooden window frames. These may of looked great when they first were made but over time the wood can start to rot away and break up. Not only does this look unsightly but it can mean that they are not securing holding the glass in place which can be dangerous and mean they are not secure. If you live in a listed property, you may have to have wooden window frames but in other properties you may wish to consider having UPVC windows installed instead. UPVC windows can offer better insulation, last a long time and can look more modern.

If you do have wooden frames and need some repairs doing then it may be possible, but often the glass will need to be removed. It may be that you only have single glazed windows but by installing double glazing you will benefit from retaining the heat.

You may be able to do minor repairs yourself with wood glue or filler but ideally you should use a professional to ensure that the fit is correct.

Sometimes your house insurance is affected by the types of windows you have so be sure to state if you have wooden frames or let them know if you then change to UPVC as you may notice a reduction in your premium.