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Aftercares and Guarantees

Here at VPS247, we always want to ensure that you have the right aftercare information for the products fitted and that you know where to call if there are any issues. You can find aftercare guidelines for all products and services below. In addition, we have also included details of our various guarantee periods* should you ever need to refer back to this.

Useful Guides

We have compiled a number of guides to help you decide what product to choose and how to look after it. 

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Our customer support team have listened to your feedback and to put together a list of answers to your most frequently asked questions. 

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Product Care 

Looking After your New Door, Garage or Windows

Window & Door Frames

Often, the most effective care methods for cleaning and extending the lifespan of a window/door frame are really very simple. Using a soft cloth with water and some washing up liquid is the easiest and best way to keep your frames clean.

Please do not use:
  • Glass cleaner on frames
  • Any other cleaning agent
  • Caustic or ammonia-based cleaning agents
  • Scouring powder or other abrasive cleaners
  • Steel wool or scouring pads


For general cleaning, a soft cloth with water and washing-up liquid will often be sufficient, however where there is more dirt and grime than normal we suggest a commercial window cleaning solution. Please remember to keep the solution away from the frame and wash away any residue with clean water.

Locks and Hinges

It is very easy to forget that locks and hinges need lubricating from time to time and a common reason for their failure is due to lack of maintenance. To help lubricate your locks we would recommend that you try to use white grease (also known as lithium soap), which can be commonly found in most hardware stores. For hinges, the occasional drop of a light machine oil will do the trick.

Please do not use:
  • Cooking oil or other grease
  • View our full Windows and Doors maintenance guide here: Door and Window Maintenance Guide.
View our full Garage Door maintenance guide here: Garage Door Maintenance Guide.

Tips & Advice

Having double glazing installed should help reduce condensation on your windows. If you do experience condensation it is normally down to a ventilation issue. As long as your room is heated normally, providing controlled ventilation will help to clear the affected area.

If you ever experience condensation between the panes of a double glazed unit, then this is normally an indication that the air or gas cavity is no longer completely sealed. If this has occurred, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the helpline number: 0345 145 0130

Also check out our article on the topic - Debunking the Mysteries of Misted Up Double Glazing

Working With VPS247

Accreditation's & Awards


VPS247 is registered with FENSA, a government approved body who will check that the works we complete meet all the necessary standards and building regulations. When we complete FENSA notifiable work, VPS247 will arrange for your FENSA certificate of compliance to be sent to you for your reassurance. For any further information on FENSA please visit

The Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF)

As a member of the Glass & Glazing Federation – the industry’s most established trade body – VPS247 have to pass a variety of requirements and tests to ensure that we pass the comprehensive and strict Code of Practice, which you can access for free on the GGF consumer site, In their own words, ‘By using a Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF) Member Company, you are dealing with the elite companies in the industry – established, trusted companies, working to the highest professional standards and installing high quality products as well as guaranteeing you the unrivalled GGF Consumer protection.

Guarantee Periods & Manufacturer Warranties 

If your product develops a fault due to defective materials or construction within the guarantee period we have stated, we'll repair or replace it at no extra cost.

  • All Repairs and Workmanship – 1 Year
  • Locks and Lock Repairs – 1 Year
  • PVCu Frames – 10 years against delamination and discolouration
  • Aluminium Frames – 10 years
  • Timber Frames – 5 years
  • Double Glazed Units – 5 years
  • Hardware on frames (e.g. hinges) – 1 year
  • Timber Doors – 5 years
  • Aluminium Doors – 10 Years
  • Double Glazed Units – 5 years
  • Composite and PVCu Doors – 10 years (against delamination, discolouration and sealed unit failure due to defective design, manufacture or materials)
  • Hardware on frames (e.g. hinges) – 1 year

Garage Doors:

The manufacturer undertakes to repair or replace as there discretion product deemed as warranty, subject to the product being installed correctly, regular servicing being undertaken and normal usage levels.

Claims for Canopy door cable failure are not deemed as warranty as this is generally usage / maintenance of the door and is a consumable item.

No claims for consequential costs and / or dismantling and installation costs will be accepted.

  • Wessex Garage Doors – 2 Years
  • SWS Garage Doors – 5 Years
  • Garador and Hörmann Garage Doors – 10 years (against safe and reliable function).
  • Garador and Hörmann Springs/ Rollers/ Hinges/ Guide Rollers – 5 Years
  • Garador and Hörmann Timber Effect Foil Coated Garage Doors – 5 Years
  • Garador and Hörmann Timber and GRP Garage Doors – 2 Years


  • Ultraframe Ultralite 500 – 10 years
  • White Conservatory Roofs – 10 years
  • Wood-grain Conservatory Roofs – 5 years
  • Powder-Coated Aluminium Roofs – 10 years
  • Roof glass – 5 years

Door Canopies/ Surrounds:

  • All Door Canopies and Surrounds – 10 Years


  • All Yale Alarms and Accessories – 2 Years

All guarantees are to the benefit of the original purchaser of the product and are non-transferable. Your statutory rights are not affected.


The guarantee does not cover faults resulting from landslides, flooding, roots or moss, drought, subsidence or settlement. It also does not cover thermal breaks, normal wear and tear, failure to follow the maintenance instructions, accident, misuse or neglect.

The guarantee does not cover scorched uPVC caused by heat reflected from surfaces of window dressings or products damaged by failure to prevent condensation on the outside of the unit

Note – Glass has minor imperfections and shading differences; the standards are outlined by the Glass and Glazing Federation in their Technical section.

I have a problem, who do I contact?

If, for any reason, you need to contact us regarding your guarantee, we have a dedicated team who will be able to assist you with your enquiry. Please call our customer care team on 0345 145 0130 or email us on

*Guarantee periods are correct as of 1st May 2018. If your product was fitted prior to this date, please contact our guarantee team on the number mentioned above.

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