Windows and Doors
We recommend applying silicone-based products, for example, WD40, onto your window hinges at least twice a year. This will help to protect your windows from rust or corrosion. This also helps to lubricate bolts and hinges that may cause you issues.
If there has been exposure to a lot of rain, make sure an effective drainage system is available. If you are unsure of what to do with your windows, you can always get in touch with us and tell us your concerns.
Before any cleaning takes place, remove any jewellery as there is a risk that it may scratch the glazing – even if you are only cleaning the frame. When cleaning your window frame, we recommend using something soft, including a cloth, to wash your windows down with. Warm water with a small amount of washing up liquid is our recommended cleaning solution.
Cleaning the actual windows can be tricky as you don’t want to leave streaks. The easiest option would be to hire a window cleaner. If you prefer to do it yourself, there are fantastic window cleaning products to buy for all budgets. Window vacuum cleaners are great for preventing streaks.
When cleaning your windows, make sure that the gaskets remain in place. If they come apart from the frame, all you need to do is slide them back into place.
Do not use either an abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
If a scratch occurs on the glass, this can be removed with a rubbing compound, or you can get in touch with us to discuss your repair further.
Over time, the mastic seal may discolour or peel. To restore this, simply carefully cover any uPVC frame completely and remove the old sealant coating with nail polish remover or paint stripper. Please ensure that the uPVC is completely covered to protect its finish. Apply brass polish and re-coat with product of your choice. It is as easy as that!