House renovations and refurbishments are very close to British people’s hearts; in fact, a whole industry has grown up around it and we spend our hard-earned cash on making our homes our castles. In this article, we take a look at how to look after your new windows.
Old versus new
There is a distinct advantage in replacing old and draughty single-glazed windows with more modern ones. Whether you opt for a Gloucester double glazing company or one nearer to your home, you will quickly learn that modern windows are a low-maintenance option. Both aluminium and uPVC windows are excellent choices.
Your Gloucester double glazing company has fitted your windows and you are thrilled with the results! Although they won’t need a lot of upkeep, it is important that you look after them. A little like cars, windows have become more and more reliable over the years; however, you will still need to take care of them to keep them looking their best.
Here is what we recommend:
A good Gloucester double glazing company will always ask you to think about which windows in your house are used the most. Windows that get a lot of use and are opened and closed numerous times a day should be checked a couple of times a year to make sure that the hinges remain in good working order. It is also worth factoring in that if you have a conservatory, these windows will be exposed to the elements far more than traditional house windows. Keeping these flat surfaces clean should therefore be part of your regime.
To maximise the life of your new windows, our advice is to make sure you don’t just concentrate on the glass itself but also on regularly and routinely cleaning the frames. Regular cleaning of powder-coated aluminium windows will keep them looking fresh and just like new for many years ahead.
Similarly, keeping the tracks on patio doors in a good state of repair and removing any build-up of dirt and debris will ensure that the rollers maintain good health and keep the doors sliding smoothly and reliably.
Installing new windows in your home can be a big project. Be prepared to invest both time and money, as they won’t just look after themselves.