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Window stiff to open

Window stiff to open

Window stiff to open

Window stiff to open

Over time windows can become stiff to use if they are not opened regularly and therefore will need some small basic maintenance to keep them running freely. The most common cause is a build up of dirt and dust which overtime can cause reduce the free running of the moving parts in the stay (metal support braces that hold the window open) and hinge making the windows difficult to operate.

Firstly check that there is no obvious bits of grit or any other object stuck in the moving parts of the window mechanism first. Then we recommend that oil your window hinge and stays using a standard light lubricant oil or multi purpose oil. Simply apply the oil to all the moving hinges on the window to free them up.

Secondly, if the problem persists there maybe an issue with some of the screws. Screws working loose causing friction on the stay where they are protruding and rubbing on the component. In this instance we recommend tightening the screws – but be careful not to over tighten.


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