Broken zippers can be a real pain. But they don’t need to mean the end of your garment! Here are a few things to consider if a zipper breaks on you:
1. Check with the manufacturer. Columbia Co., for example, has a lifetime guarantee on the zippers in their garments. You probably don’t even need the receipt. They will repair or replace the zipper for just the cost of shipping.
2. If the slider (the part that goes up and down) is broken or missing, I may be able to replace it. If it’s off-track, I can usually get it back on.
3. Some problems I can’t fix:
a) missing teeth, or the zipper coil pulled away from the cloth tape
b) the bar at the bottom frayed or torn away.
In those cases, however, I can just replace the whole zipper.
a) repair = about $7
b) replace = $1.25/inch + zipper (usually $2-5). For example, replacing a 24″ zipper would cost $32-35.
My contact information can be found on the home page, and don’t forget that I can do home deliveries!