Here at Chigwell Window Centre, we want to help you make the most of your windows and doors – whether you’ve recently replaced them with us or you’re thinking about investing in replacements in the future. With this in mind, our team have put our heads together and collated some advice and tips about windows and doors, and how to maintain them so they stay looking their best.
Before maintaining your windows and doors, it is essential to understand why they might get damaged in the first place. One of the reasons is neglect. With the windows and doors experiencing regular use over time, this could lead to stress on the product. High humidity is another reason why the products fail, especially if you live in an area that experiences many temperature changes.
Another reason why windows and doors fail is because of age, and general wear and tear. This might mean your window will need to be replaced as soon as possible. To prolong the life of your windows, add a bit of lubricant and clean it every so often, and it will look as good as new.
As previously mentioned, it is imperative that your windows and doors are well maintained so they can keep performing as they need to for many years to come. Aluminium and uPVC are both easy to maintain, as the only thing you need to do is wipe them down with a damp cloth to keep them looking pristine and immaculate.
Inspecting the window frame will help you to take action quickly so you can prevent deterioration. Sings of the window degrading include trapped moisture or draughts of cold air entering your property. Additionally, the sealant could be clumped, rendering it ineffective. At Chigwell Window Centre, our installers have outstanding attention to detail, meticulously ensuring the windows and doors are installed correctly.
Your windows and doors will be used regularly, so with this in mind, it is important to check the window seals correctly. It is important to check your windows for holes through which draughts can enter easily. To seal the windows, use caulk or sealant and your home will stay warmer for longer.
Paint is another sign that you need to look out for when you are inspecting your windows and doors. The windows and doors can get damaged in the harsh sunlight, causing them to rust and warp. If you have a wooden frame, then it is important to spot the slightest signs of defects early and get it replaced sooner rather than later. Then, replace the caulk or weatherseal, so it stays in immaculate condition.
It is important to have working locks because this will maximise your home’s security and prevent intruders from breaking through.
Lubricating your door to preserve it for longer is another crucial part of maintaining your door. However, it is advisable to not use oil based products or coarse varieties as the door will get easily damaged that way.
Another method of protecting your door is when cutting keys, duplicate them from the original set. This is because duplicating the keys from a copied set could end up having errors such as the keys eating away from the door lock. If the lock goes bad, the keys will be useless. So with this in mind, it is essential that when cutting keys, they are from the original set to prevent accidents such as getting locked outside.
Cleaning your windows and doors thoroughly is imperative if you want to prevent debris from building up. In order to maintain them, the best thing to do is clean them once a month which helps prevent any debris from entering the tracks. If you live near the sea or ocean, then you will need to clean the door twice a month. This will ensure that the windows will be in immaculate condition.
Cleaning the windows regularly gives you confidence as you will enjoy stunning panoramic views and slim sightlines. A clean window and door is better equipped to handle harsh elements and robust conditions.
Wooden windows have a different method when it comes to cleaning. This is because they need to be wiped down with a cotton cloth dipped in warm water. You can also use a combination of water and vinegar, as it is not too abrasive, but don’t use harsh scouring pads or detergents as these will scratch the window.
Maintaining the windows regularly is one of the most important things to do, so schedule some time in this summer to clean your windows.
It is important to understand when your doors and windows need servicing. Signs that they do include a grinding noise, creaking at the hinges, and black mould or debris. If you need to get replacement materials, it is key to understand which parts need replacing.
Seriously considering professional involvement will save you time. The friendly installers at Chigwell combine stunning attention to detail with outstanding customer service. However, with the cost of living on the rise, save time and money by keeping your windows in immaculate condition.
We hope that this article has helped you understand how to clean your windows in addition to wear and tear signs. At Chigwell Window Centre, we are on hand to help you every step of the way, so get in touch with us today. To learn more, give our team a call on 0203 667 9707 or fill out our online contact form today.
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