This tutorial will help you change the uPVC Window Hi […]
This tutorial will help you change the uPVC Window Hinge. Although this is very simple, careful planning is important. In some cases, if the defective window is not on the ground floor, two people are required, one to support the window and the other to fix the sash on the window frame.
1: Measure the original window hinge
In order to be able to replace a defective window hinge, you must first measure the hinge
Measure the existing window hinges from the upper corner to the end of the strip.
Please pay attention to the size when ordering new window hinges and choose a hinge that matches the original size. (The length does not have to be exactly the same, but the length should be as close as possible). The second step is to measure the width of the hinge (Dim B), the most common width is 17-18mm, but the width of the hinge should be 15-16mm then you should choose the ultra-thin version.
Even if there is only one failure, the window hinges on both sides should be replaced.
At present, most uPVC windows can be installed with window hinges with a stack height of 13mm, but some older window frames have hinges with a stack height of 17mm. The most common height is 13mm, but if you measure a height of 17mm, you will need a stack height range of 17mm.
2: Remove the problematic window hinge
To remove the old hinge, you usually need three screws to fix the hinge to the window frame and three screws to fix the hinge to the outer frame. Please remove each screw (please note that if the window sash is larger, Need help to support the sash and screws when removing the window frame.)
3: Purchase window hinges:
The standard window hinges on UPVC underwent 4 repairs
The escape (easy to clean) hinge on UPVC has been repaired 4 times
The limit window hinge at UPVC has been repaired 4 times
Slimline window hinges on UPVC underwent 4 repairs
4: Replace the window hinge
The new window hinge should be placed close to the top corner of the frame. If the original hole is not visible or does not match the original hinge, please don't worry about making new holes with original screws.
The resistance of the uPVC frame to screws is similar to wood
5: Install the hinge on the window sash
Installing the hinge to the window sash is the same as the external frame, but you need to check a few things. First, put the top of the hinge close to the top of the window sash and screw two screws, and then check whether the window will be closed properly and in the correct position. You may need to raise or lower the hinge position slightly to achieve correct positioning.