Although they require a relatively low level of maintenance and upkeep when compared to other home renovations and improvements, windows do still require some care and attention to ensure that their lifespan can last as long as possible.
In this blog, we are going to talk through some simple tips and tricks to make sure that your new windows remain in top condition. While some of these may seem simple and sometimes obvious, even the easiest of maintenance jobs can make a huge difference in how long your windows remain in good shape.
Clean Windows Regularly
Keeping your windows properly cleaned can be a major factor in making sure that they last as long as possible. This may seem like a pretty basic first step, but there are some handy cleaning tricks that are worth knowing to achieve the best clean.
Simply using a soft cloth and warm, soapy warm will work wonders in getting rid of any dirt or dust, leaving a desirable finish. There are also many commercial cleaning products and solutions on the market that are very effective. It is worth nothing with these products, that it is advisable to carefully read the instructions just in case they need to be applied in a certain way. It is also important to wash away any left over reissue with clean water to make sure all soap and dirt are gone.
As the key component of a window is the glass, often the frames get overlooked when it comes to cleaning and keeping well maintained. In actual fact, cleaning the window frames just as well as the glass is one of the best ways to ensure that you get the best lifespan out of your windows. It is recommended that you clean your window frames once every three months in order to keep them in the best shape.
We are seeing that uPVC frames are becoming vastly more popular and a big reason for this is because they require such low maintenance. All you have to do is a simple clean and they withstand the test of time, faring much better than their wooden counterparts.
It is also worth noting that if you have sliding patio doors fitted, that you should take extra time to clean out any debris from the bottom track of the doors. Keeping these clean will ensure the bottom rollers remain in good condition, allowing the sliding motion of the doors to remain slick and effortless.
Take Care Of Window Parts
In addition to the glass and frame, there are also many little moving parts that need to be maintained. Sure, it is important for the look and longevity of the window to stay clean, however, in order for them to stay functional in terms of opening and closing etc. the smaller parts need to be taken care of.
Taking a little extra time to add some lubrication to the moving parts will mean that they remain easy to use for a long period of time. The window locks, catches, restrictors and hinges are parts that need to be looked after just as much as the glass and frame. With uPVC frames, you should not have to worry about having too much maintenance at all, but it is always worth checking everything is in proper working condition.
If you have an older, wooden window frame, they will need more care and attention on a regular basis. It is always worth going over the frame to check whether the screws are tight enough and have not corroded. Usually, maintenance checks for timber or aluminium parts only need to take place once a year.
Here at Clearview 2000, we are proud to have a team of highly-skilled, committed professionals, ready and willing to provide the best window installation service possible. Our services span across Harlow, St Albans, Stevenage and Waltham.
With more than 30 years of experience, you can trust Clearview 2000 to supply and install your new windows to the highest quality. If you would like to find out more information regarding window installations, you can visit our Windows service page for a more in-depth look at what we offer.
As well as windows, we also provide and deliver conservatories and doors. If you are interested in purchasing a new conservatory or door, please feel free to visit their respective service pages to gain more of an insight into the products we have on offer.
If you are located in Harlow, St Albans, Stevenage or Waltham are interested in purchasing a new conservatory, windows or doors, please feel free to get in touch. You can contact us by completing our online enquiry form or by calling us on 01920 466 151.