All about uPVC window hinges

24 September 2018

When choosing your new uPVC Double Glazed Window, an important factor to consider is the hardware and more importantly the window hinges. Not only do they impact the aesthetics of your window but also its functionality. In this article, we’ll cover the different types of hinges available and how they differ.

Standard Hinge

The standard hinge is made from highly durable stainless steel, providing anti-corrosion properties. Making them incredibly long lasting, whilst also offering excellent functionality including child locking.

Fire Egress Hinge

The Fire Egress hinge provides homeowners with the same smooth and trouble-free operation provided by standard hinges. Additionally, however, it also allows the window to open further, offering an emergency escape route in the event of a fire.

Easy Clean Hinge

The Easy Clean hinge is pretty self-explanatory. It provides access to both faces of the window which makes cleaning easy and hassle-free. They are particularly well suited to properties where the outside of the window is hard to reach. Such as in a block of flats or non-ground-floor properties.


Caring for your window hinges

Ensuring that your windows continue to function properly is an important job. As with item, repeated use will cause wear and tear over time and window hinges are no different.

First of all, make sure that the hinges are well lubricated. This will prevent friction from building up which will cause damage over time. Checking for debris and giving your hinges a good clean every few months will mean there’s less chance of blockages.

If your Window hinges are sticking or are otherwise not performing as they should be, it may be time to replace them. Especially during the hot summer or cold winter, having a window that operates we’ll is key to a happy home.


If you’re looking for high quality double glazed uPVC windows, you can get a free online quote using our quote builder tool. There’s plenty of hardware to choose from.

You can also find your nearest DGN window installer using our locator tool.