How to Look After Your uPVC Windows

Have you thought about investing in uPVC windows? Choosing the style of your windows is an important decision, not only do you need to think about the style that will best compliment your home, but they are one of the first aspects of your home guests will notice.

If you’ve recently had uPVC windows installed, or perhaps you’re thinking of doing so in the near future, it’s important to understand how to look after them. Take a look at our top tips to keep your uPVC windows in the best condition.

Clean the Window Frames
Do you know how many times you should clean your window frames a year? It is recommended to give them a thorough clean at least twice a year. It is best to open the windows and use an old paint brush to remove dust, cobwebs and built up dirt. Use a vacuum hose to clear away the dirt.

After this, combine washing up liquid with warm water and use a white cloth to wipe along the window frames, ensuring you reach the edges. If you’re tackling stubborn dirt, a PVC cleaner if great for lifting the dirt away.

Clean the Glass
Window glass needs more care than the frames. It is recommended they should be cleaned four to eight times a year. Did you know it’s best not to clean your windows in direct sunlight? This is because it can result in a streaky finish.

To begin, use a damp cloth to remove excess dirt. Then, apply a high quality glass cleaner directly on the glass, using a strong cloth, polish the glass, resulting in a fresh, gleaming finish.

Regular Maintenance
There are three areas of an uPVC window to apply regular maintenance:
• Handles – spray oil onto the window whilst inserting it into the handle lock. Gently move the key in and out the lock numerous times. It is advised to do this every six months.
• Locking systems – open the window and spray oil on the locking strip, wiping away any excess oil.
• Hinges – with the window open, spray oil on the hinges. If they feel loose, tighten with a tightening screw.

These quick and simple tips will help prevent decay and failure in the long term.

If you’re thinking of upgrading the windows to your home, Walker Windows can help. If you would like to find out more about their products and services – simply get in touch today and they’ll be happy to help.

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