Complete replacement of windows is a maintenance or overhaul

Apartment house

Many residents of apartment buildings are worried about whether the replacement of windows is current or major repairs, because every month they have to pay a certain amount from the family budget. It is worth noting that at the same time, not everyone sees the result of the capital spent, since sometimes you have to climb the shabby and cold entrances. And the appearance of a residential building, which is not particularly familiar with the renovation, can sometimes spoil the panorama of the entire area.

Apartment house

Not all responsible persons perform their duties as they should. At the same time, some tenants complain that in their entrances the windows are so bad that their appearance is simply frightening, and they absolutely cannot protect the common area from the cold.

New plastic windows

New plastic windows

And then the question may arise as to whether the replacement of windows is a current or major repair, and it will be possible to enjoy all the advantages of good windows only after it? Many residents of apartment buildings dream of figuring out who is responsible for replacing windows in the stairwell, as well as how and when these procedures should be carried out. However, it is often not possible to get a clear answer.

Standard window of an apartment building

Standard window of an apartment building

What should be included in the current and major repairs?

If you turn on logical thinking and figure out in which case you need to expect certain actions from utilities, you can draw up an approximate work plan.

Installation of metal-plastic windows

Installation of metal-plastic windows

As a rule, current repairs mean painting, plastering and minor restoration of the entrance. For example, if a collapsing step is found or a piece of the ceiling begins to fall off, this problem will be eliminated at the stage of work on the current repair of the building.

Entrance windows

Entrance windows

As for the question as to whether the replacement of windows is a routine or major repair, then, according to most representatives of public utilities, their responsibilities for routine repairs are limited to painting and plastering. That is, if there are bad or no windows at all in the entrance, this is already a problem for the residents themselves. They can get together and solve this issue on their own, or they can wait until the turn for a major overhaul comes to their house.

Installation and installation of PVC windows

Installation and installation of PVC windows

Should you install new windows or renovate old ones??

If the tenants are desperate to fight with utilities, and wait for the overhaul program to touch the house, there is no patience, you can try to solve the problem with the windows in the entrance yourself.

Renovation of old windows in an apartment building

Renovation of old windows in an apartment building

It will be much more profitable to repair windows, but in some cases there is simply nothing to restore. Very old and loose structures cannot be put in order with all efforts. At the same time, the complete replacement of windows is a rather complicated and troublesome process.

Window frame

Window frame

If the window structures in the staircase turned out to be very old and cannot be restored, they will have to be completely changed. To do this, you will need to decide which option will be the most profitable and convenient for the residents of the entrance.

Glazing with plastic windows

Glazing with plastic windows

Experts recommend opting for wooden double-glazed windows, as they have a huge number of advantages over the already familiar plastic. First of all, this concerns the fact that natural wood breathes, that is, there will be enough fresh air in the room, which will constantly circulate.

Wooden double-glazed windows

Wooden double-glazed windows

Many people think that plastic is much more comfortable and of high quality. There is no doubt about the quality of such windows, but wood can be no worse. Double-glazed windows can be inserted into good wooden frames, like in plastic, and the opening system can be similar.

Low cost wooden windows

Low cost wooden windows

A huge advantage of wood will also be its price, which in most cases is much less than that of plastic counterparts. If the windows are replaced by the residents of the entrance themselves, this moment is of great importance.

In the case when the available windows can still perform their main function, but at the same time their appearance leaves much to be desired, you can put them in order without a complete replacement.

Replacement of a double-glazed window of a blind sash of a metal-plastic window

Replacement of a double-glazed window of a blind sash of a metal-plastic window

In any case, in order to carry out at least some work with the windows in the entrance, everyone will have to throw off. The amount can be divided by the number of apartments, residents or square meters, as in the case of contributions for major repairs. It is very important to appoint a responsible person. This should be a respected person whom the apartment owners will not be afraid to entrust their money to.

Replacing the handle with your own hands

Replacing the handle with your own hands

Window replacement and the law

As for the question of what kind of repairs the replacement of windows belongs to, current or major, many representatives of public utilities assure residents of apartment buildings that this is not their responsibility. However, one can argue with this if we take into account information from certain legislative acts.

Installation diagram of a plastic window in the opening

In order to understand whether a complete or partial replacement of windows is a current or major repair, you need to understand both of these concepts. The Civil Code states that the overhaul of residential buildings is the restoration of building structures or their individual elements, as well as engineering and technical support systems.

Window ebb installation diagram

This data can also be interpreted in such a way that the replacement of windows is an activity that is included in the program for the major renovation of the building. However, there are also certain building regulations that talk about the ongoing renovation work of residential buildings.

Replacing the seal of plastic windows

Replacing the seal of plastic windows

It says first of all that repairs of this type should be carried out as often as necessary to maintain the object in a normal and livable condition. At the same time, the queue for repairs may differ slightly in different regions, since the need for restoration largely depends on natural and climatic factors. In addition, utilities that are responsible for the current repair of a building must take into account the design features of the house, its general technical condition and mode of operation.

Installation of slopes on plastic windows

Maintenance plans should be drawn up by the responsible persons for an annual and five-year period. At the same time, the main work is distributed, which are spelled out in one of the applications approved by the Ministry of Construction.

Installation of a plastic window

Installation of a plastic window

Appendix No. 7 consists of recommendations for employees of public utilities. It talks about what kind of work should be carried out during the current repair in relation to window and door fillings, as well as translucent structures.

The sash with a double-glazed window is quite heavy, so it must be installed by two people

The sash with a double-glazed window is quite heavy, so it must be installed by two people

This document contains information that the windows, if necessary, must be replaced with new ones or completely repaired. In the latter case, we are talking about replacing glasses, installing springs and stops, as well as replacing some of the damaged and obsolete elements.

Emergency utility service

Emergency utility service

Information from Appendix No. 7 can serve as an answer to the question of whether the windows in the stairwell should be changed during the current repair. But these are only recommendations that not all utilities adhere to.

Selection and installation of roller blinds on plastic windows, video review

Read more »
Keywords: