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Our Top Window Maintenance Tips

May 19, 2020 Steve Sherbourne

Window Maintenance Tips

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. 

2. Cleaning

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!

3. Sealing

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.

4. Locks

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.

5. Re-painting

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.

This June Windrush installed 39 Pvcu windows to our student accommodation block at Rewley Abbey Court. The work required them to install the windows while residents were in occupation, some with young children. Windrush carried out a full risk and method statement and appraisal to carry out the works in a safe manner with multi-occupation to consider. Full scaffolding and access booms were used with everything being alarmed and fenced off with appropriate signage in place. The Windrush team involved had all the necessary accreditation holding CSCS cards, asbestos awareness trained, CRB checked etc. The windows were as per our requested specification with Windrush being the most competitive out of the competition. The College are very pleased with all aspects of the work carried out and will be using Windrush on our future projects.

Steve Williams, Buildings and Estates

Green Templeton College, Oxford

Windrush have installed new pvcu patio doors in the residents homes on site. The window installers being friendly and polite and having a nice demeanour and getting on well with the residents. The work was carried out in a professional manor with their work being clean and tidy all with an insurance baked guarantee. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

Alex Jordan, Site Manager

Swinbrook Court, Langdale Gate, retirement and sheltered housing, Witney, Oxon

I would just like to say that I was very impressed by the two young men who came to do the windows yesterday, they were very efficient, had impeccable manners and they cleared up after themselves which was a joy.

Windrush serviced two Velux windows and re-glazed with new sealed units, re-glazed a bedroom window with three sealed units, and re-glazed a conservatory upgrading sealed units to “Low E Argon” gas and thermal bar

Emma Sadler

Yew Tree Farm, Abingdon Road

During the School holidays the Windrush team carried out window adaption works for the School. Windrush installed remote window winding equipment to our high level windows that have been a health and safety issue with pupils and staff standing on chairs to open. I can recommend Windrush for their professional approach, competitive pricing and ability to accommodate our requirements during a busy time with many other trades on site. They were willing to change their work schedule to accommodate changing circumstances on site.

Neil Baker, Estates Manager

St Helen & St Katherine School, Abingdon, Oxon

Windrush recently attended our Academy and replaced damaged window hinges and handles with great success. The Windrush Team who carried the work out were very professional with the work being carried out during normal School hours. The Health and Safety aspect being covered with the adoption of measures from their risk assessment and method statement being carried out.

Steve Bryan, Estates Team

The Oxford Academy, Sandy Lane, Oxford

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Steve Sherbourne, Managing Director

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