Cleaning & Maintenance Guidelines

Cleaning & Maintenance Guidelines

We often receive questions from customers regarding the cleaning and maintenance requirements for their windows and doors. Proper care and regular maintenance are essential to ensure the longevity, performance, and aesthetic appeal of these important elements of your home.

In this article, we’ll address the common query, “how often should I clean and maintain my windows and doors?” We’ll provide you with realistic guidelines to ensure your windows and doors stay in top condition, enhancing their functionality and preserving their beauty.

Regular Cleaning Schedule

To maintain the cleanliness and appearance of your windows and doors, it is advisable to establish a regular cleaning routine. Here are some general guidelines:

Interior Cleaning 

Wipe down the frames, sills, and glass surfaces of your windows and doors regularly with a mild soap or window cleaning solution and a soft cloth. Aim to clean them at least once every three to six months, or more frequently if needed.

Exterior Cleaning

The frequency of exterior cleaning will depend on the environment and weather conditions in your area. In general, it is recommended to clean the exterior surfaces of your windows and doors at least twice a year. However, if you reside in areas with high pollution, coastal regions, or where dirt and debris are more prevalent, more frequent cleaning may be necessary.

Seasonal Maintenance

In addition to regular cleaning, seasonal maintenance is crucial to ensure optimal performance and durability of your windows and doors. Consider the following tasks:

Inspect For Damage 

Regularly inspect your windows and doors for any signs of damage, such as cracks, leaks, or warping. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage and maintain their functionality.

Lubricate Moving Parts

Lubricate hinges, locks, and other moving parts with a silicone-based lubricant to ensure smooth operation and prevent rust or corrosion.

Check Weatherstripping

Inspect the weatherstripping around your windows and doors. Replace any worn or damaged weatherstrips to maintain energy efficiency and prevent drafts.

Clean & Clear Drainage Channels

If your windows and doors have drainage channels or weep holes, ensure they are clear of debris and functioning properly. This helps prevent water buildup and potential water damage.

Specialist Maintenance

Certain window and door materials or features may require specialised maintenance. For example:

Timber Windows & Doors

If you have timber windows and doors, they may require regular staining or painting to protect the wood from moisture and maintain its appearance. Follow our guidelines once your windows are installed for care and maintenance.

Sealed Glazing Units

If your windows have sealed glazing units, be vigilant for signs of condensation or fogging between the panes. Should you notice such issues, it is recommended to consult a professional for repair or replacement.

Professional Assistance

While regular cleaning and maintenance can be done by homeowners, it is advisable to seek professional assistance for more complex tasks, repairs, or if you are unsure about specific maintenance requirements for your windows and doors. We can provide expert advice, perform inspections, and handle any necessary repairs or replacements.

Regular cleaning and maintenance are essential to preserve the beauty, functionality, and longevity of your windows and doors. By establishing a regular cleaning schedule, conducting seasonal maintenance tasks, and seeking professional assistance when needed, you can ensure that your windows and doors continue to enhance the aesthetics of your home while providing optimal performance. 

If you have any specific questions or concerns about the cleaning and maintenance of your windows and doors, do not hesitate to consult with our knowledgeable team. 

Together, we can help you keep your windows and doors in excellent condition for years to come!

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