Here at Windrush Doors & Windows, we fully believe that proper window maintenance should not be an afterthought. Taking proper precautions to maintain your windows will not only extend their life but will also look attractive, as well as adding value and enhancing the security of your property. To help you out if you’re unsure of what steps you can take in order to start caring for your windows, we’ve compiled some of our top tips to help you get started.
1. Inspect and check for damaged parts
Visually inspecting your windows can go a long way. If you do come across any imperfections such as cracks, or damage to the frame, we would suggest getting it repaired or replaced by a professional as quickly as possible to prevent any implication further down the line.
Cleaning your windows is incredibly important and is sometimes overlooked. If you wipe down your windows often and ensure the surrounding wall is also clean, this will help to keep dust and dirt that easily builds up at bay. We suggest using warm water, a cloth or scrubbing brush, and a mild detergent to scrub away those imperfections. Remember to get to all of those hard to reach spots!
If your windows aren’t sealed properly, heat can easily escape from your property which ultimately results in higher energy costs. To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, we would advise replacing all of the worse for wear rubber seals to help keep everything in place and protected. If you’re looking to tackle this yourself, we recommend using a spray-foam of insulation or caulk.
You would be wise to check your window locks for any issues. You may find the locks are loose and not as secure as they should be. If this is the case, you need to call a professional to repair or replace the locks of your windows to make sure you have peace of mind.
To help protect your windows from the various weather conditions they face and to maintain their appearance you should consider re-painting your wooden and metal window frames every 3-4 years as a general rule of thumb.
Hopefully, you found these tips helpful, and if properly cared for, your windows can keep your property looking great, safe, and economical for many years to come. If your windows are in need of some TLC or you would like further information on window maintenance and repair, get in touch with us on 01993 701194.