How to Identify and Fix Damaged Window Hinges

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How to Identify and Fix Damaged Window Hinges

Are your windows or doors not operating smoothly?

Damaged hinges could be the culprit.

Here’s how to identify and address hinge issues effectively:

Inspecting Your Hinges:

  • Examine your window hinges for any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment.
  • Look for rust spots, corrosion, cracks, or any other visible signs of deterioration.
  • Check if the hinges are securely attached to the window frame and if there are any loose screws or bolts.

Testing Hinge Functionality:

  • Open and close your windows several times to assess the smoothness of the operation.
  • Pay attention to any resistance, stiffness, or unusual noises during the movement.
  • Test the hinges by gently lifting and lowering the window sash to check for any instability or misalignment.

Addressing Hinge Issues:

  • Lubricate stiff or squeaky hinges using a silicone-based lubricant to improve their functionality.
  • Tighten loose screws or bolts to ensure that the hinges are securely fastened to the window frame.
  • If the hinges are severely damaged or beyond repair, consider replacing them with new ones to restore optimal functionality.

By following these steps, you can effectively identify and address damaged window hinges, restoring smooth operation to your windows.

Check out our full post on some DIY maintenance methods to extend the lifespan of your hinges

However, if you’re unsure about how to proceed or encounter more complex issues, it’s best to seek professional assistance

Our team at Restoration Glazing is here to help diagnose and fix any hinge problems you may encounter. Contact us today for expert inspection and repair services to ensure your windows operate flawlessly once again.

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Written by icb233

March 8, 2024

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