Innovative Window Repairs are More Beneficial for School Facilities than Window Replacement…but Do Facilities Management Know this?

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Some school buildings are so poorly maintained; nine out of ten times the problem is the windows. Replacing windows can be a costly measure and very few companies actually do the repair. Window Repair Systems has come up with an innovative product to repair the windows that improves the function, energy efficiency and safety, which in turn saves the school district money.

With school budgets being cut, improving efficiency in school facilities can still be done. “Its unbelievable how long schools let their windows become so dangerous and inefficient. The biggest problem I have found is that the maintenance departments have no idea what our products and services can do in the long run not only for the windows but for the staff, the children and the building as a whole”, commented Marketing Associate, Michael Fox. Window Repair Systems is dedicated to providing school districts with options for their problem windows. The most common problem is inoperable windows. The Turbo II balance kit is a retrofit that brings the windows back to life. After the process is complete, the windows operate better than before.

Another major problem is drafty windows and/or poor building envelope. The fact is that a 1/16th inch gap, or the thickness of a dime, around a window is roughly equal to holding a window open 3 inches. This may sound technical and extremely costly to fix, but its not. School facilities management needs to be in the “know” when it comes to maintenance of their windows. Simple cost analysis will show that WRS products and services can produce significant savings over a longer period of time than simply replacing windows that will need major maintenance in coming years. With this new retrofit, there can be 10-20% savings on energy. To school districts this can be a significant amount of money.

In 2004, a Florida school district called WRS because a child lost the tip of their finger by a falling or “guillotine” window. Since this was an emergency, WRS quickly assessed the problem and sent the district the proper hardware to fix their problem. There are hundreds of incidents each year of injuries caused by dangerous and neglected windows, and Florida is not the only state with these issues.    

Safety is a big issue when you’re talking about children being around windows in a classroom. The “guillotine effect” is when a window is pushed up and falls down by its own force due to failing mechanisms in the window. Another problem is windows falling into the classroom. WRS incorporates their innovative, specifically manufactured, guides that keep the window in line and prevents the disaster of a window from falling into the classroom.

For more information and to receive a free catalog contact the regional sales rep or visit WRS also schedules field visits to assess any window troubles.

About Window Repair Systems, Inc:

Window Repair Systems, Inc. has built a solid reputation by supplying high quality window hardware and being the leader in the window repair industries since 1989. Specialists at Window Repair Systems, Inc. have over 25 years in sales, service and product development experience. Our reputation has grown exponentially through the years spanning over 9,000 schools such as, Denver School District, New York City Public Schools, Miami Dade Public Schools and Los Angeles California Public Schools.

A leader in the window hardware industry, and also a leader in repair innovations. No other company can offer such high-end services, innovations and hardware. What separates WRS, Inc. from the others is reputation, loyalty and knowledge.


Regional Sales Rep.

Window Repair Systems, Inc.


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