Repair of the window fitting

Windows are opened, closed and tilted via mechanical components, the fittings. Like all mechanical components, window fittings also require maintenance. If neglected, the repair of the window fitting is on. But that is not always easy.

The construction of a window

A window consists of many individual parts. These can be divided into the components that make up the actual window, as well as the components that are needed to make the window functional, ie to open, close and tilt. These include the following parts:

  • Corner store (also window hinges)
  • stay bearing
  • Striking plates
  • locking pin
  • Window handle with gear

Brand window or cheap no-name product

When repairing the window fittings, it is important first of all whether it is a branded window or a no-name product from the hardware store. The problem: there are no rules and standards that would require a standardization of the fittings. In principle, every window manufacturer can implement his own systems.

Window handle, locking pin and striking plates

The window handle is still the least problematic fitting. Many window handles fit different windows. For brand windows, the locking pins and striking plates are not a real problem. They can be easily replaced. Exceptions are security windows, which have more and special locking pins.

Corner and shear bearings, window hinges

The scissor bearings are already becoming more special. Many window manufacturers have their own designs here. Simply buy new and exchange is not possible. Corner warehouses and window ribbons are equally affected. If it is not brand windows, it will be difficult. If possible, you should inform yourself when ordering the new window with the local window manufacturer, which uses these products.

The availability of replacement window fittings

Finally, when repairing a window fitting, you may encounter another obstacle. If window fittings break, then the windows are usually already old. Your window manufacturer will not have the necessary fittings in stock. Although the window manufacturer can order this from the manufacturer, but not infrequently comes then a small quantity surcharge on the purchase price. The window fitting can therefore be disproportionately expensive.

On the other hand, window fittings are not part of the components that regularly show defects. With proper maintenance, such as lubricating the window and performing other maintenance, broken window hardware tends to be a rarity. However, the more windows you have, the greater the likelihood of damage being repaired.

Prevent to repair later cheap

In this case, we recommend that you order a window fitting set on reserve at the time of purchase. Should then many years later actually a repair of a window fitting pending, you have the spare parts immediately at hand and the purchase price was also relatively low.

Tips & Tricks

There are now suppliers who specialize in repair kits for window fittings. So you can buy complete repair kits. These Rep-phrases are not tied to a hardware manufacturer. But they can be selected according to the manufacturer of your windows. Ultimately, it is important that you have installed brand windows. Otherwise, the repair of the window fitting is not easy here either.

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