29 Oct Top Tips For Regular Window Maintenance
As you may expect, like all other aspects of your property, your windows will require some regular maintenance. Of course, depending on the age of your windows, their style and design, as well as the material they’re made from, the amount of maintenance required will differ. Generally speaking, you can expect old timber sliding sash windows to be more demanding than new uPVC tilt and turn windows, for example.
If you’re interested in purchasing some replacement windows and you’re wondering what will be required maintenance-wise to keep them not only looking their best but also working as expected too, keep reading today. Below our team here at Park Lane Windows have put together a list of their top tips for regular window maintenance. No matter what windows you’re interested in installing, you can guarantee that these tips will help you to ensure that you’re always taking care of them as required.
Open all of your windows on a regular basis
Like the vast majority of homeowners, it is likely that you open some windows in your property much more frequently than others. Many will use the windows in communal living areas almost every day, especially in summer months, but in areas such as spare bedrooms, this isn’t the case. So, you should ensure that you’re making a conscious effort to open all windows.
As you may expect, if you’re not using your windows, they will become still and difficult to open and you ideally want to avoid this. Of course, when opening and closing your windows, ensure that you’re not carelessly yanking them too. Regular misuse like this can put added stress on the window and over time, may even cause them to break.
Ensure you clean the whole window
Many homeowners have a window cleaner, which is brilliant and when they do a good job, they will help to ensure that your replacement windows are kept clean on the outside. However, you will also need to ensure that they’re clean on the inside too and this is frequently overlooked. Even when picking up a cloth, many homeowners don’t clean the whole window.
Ideally, you should ensure that you’re not only cleaning the class pane in your window, but that you’re also going over the frame too. When doing so, open the window and make sure you’re cleaning the inside of the frame as well and removing any dust and debris. This general cleaning is incredibly quick and easy, and you only need some warm soapy water, so don’t avoid doing it.
Inspect all of the different parts
Often, once replacement windows are installed, homeowners won’t look over them until something seems to be wrong and repairs are required. But, as you may expect, regular inspection can help to prevent these issues and repairs. So, try to remember to check over all of the different parts of your windows on a regular basis.
Looking at things such as the hinges and locks is always important and a general tip is to examine any moving part to ensure it is working properly. You may find that depending on the type of windows you have, less or more work is required in this regard. This regular inspection and careful attention will help you to fix any small problems before they get worse.
Investing in replacement windows in Bedford
Hopefully, when purchasing new windows for your home, the tips above will help you to keep them in the best possible condition. It goes without saying that you will thank yourself for taking good care of this investment and when doing so, not only will your replacement windows last for many years to come, but you will also continue to reap all of the benefits associated with installing modern double glazed windows.
When searching for a company that can assist you with your replacement windows in Bedford, or the surrounding area, be sure to contact us here at Park Lane Windows. As a FENSA Registered Company with nearly three decades of experience providing nothing but exemplary products and services to our customers, you can trust that you’re in the best possible hands when to turn to us. Our team has a wealth of skill, expertise and resources to design windows specifically to compliment the character of your home. We look forward to assisting you further.