The double glazing we supply and fit in Coventry is as maintenance-free as it gets, but there are some things you can do to help prolong the life of your windows and doors. These are small tasks, but ones that could help you identify any problems early and ultimately save you money.
Washing uPVC double glazing
It might be stating the obvious, but cleaning uPVC frames and double glazing windows regularly enhances performance and prevents damage. Soap and warm water are adequate to remove dirt and grime, which if left, can encrust itself onto the uPVC and scratch or chip it when removed. For upstairs windows, use a reputable window cleaning firm in Coventry or a solid extendable brush with soft bristles.
Keep runners and tracks clear
Like a railway line, the tracks and runners for sliding windows or doors need to be clear of debris for them to work correctly. Vacuuming or using a dustpan and brush can be used to achieve this, and increase the longevity of your windows.
Check windows and doors regularly for any issues
As well as caring for the frames and glass, double glazing locks and hinges require some maintenance for them to endure frequent usage. Ensuring that window friction stays are free of grit and dirt will prevent damage and allow your window to open and close effortlessly.
If you notice your uPVC door sticking, or the handle becoming challenging to lift, it might be a sign of a broken lock mechanism. In this instance, it’s best to call in the experts immediately for repair or replacement.
If you are still tirelessly sanding and painting old wooden windows and would like to experience the benefits of uPVC, contact Victory Windows, the expert double glazing installer in Coventry.