Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make so we want to ensure that you'll get the most out of your investment in years to come. Every fixture of your home needs ongoing maintenance in one form or another with your windows and doors being no different.
Regular preventative maintenance of your windows and doors can help to avoid problems in the future.
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Powder coated aluminium frames can lose their painted finish if not cleaned regularly. To preserve the powder coated finish of your external window and door frames, regularly wash with mild detergent and clean water. If the product is exposed to a high …
Environment Cleaning Frequency Notes Rural/Suburban Environments Maximum period between cleaning is 6 months. Over time foreign dirt and materials will come into contact with your frames. Maintenance will help to prevent gradual deterioration and corro …
Window and door hardware are moving parts so require regular maintenance so they can function correctly. Maintaining your hardware with care is very simple and will prevent any serious issues in the future. Things to note: Locks, catches and rollers sh …
Just like your frames, it is important to maintain your glass like other fixtures throughout your home. Regular glass cleaning will reduce the chance of potential issues occurring in the future. To clean standard glass, simply wipe surface with a dilut …
Special care needs to be taken when cleaning high performance glass such as Low E. (Comfortplus, Smart Glass and Sunergy are brand names of Low E glass). These glass products have a very thin coating on the interior glass surface. This hard, durable co …
ALUMINIUM FRAMED WINDOWS & DOORS
External window and door frames should be regularly washed with mild detergent and clean water. If the product is exposed to a high level of contaminants, such as salt air or industrial pollutants, a thorough cleaning should take place at least every three months.
Keep tracks free from dirt and grit and ensure that weepholes are unobstructed and clear to allow maximum drainage.
LOCKS, CATCHES & ROLLERS
Keep locks and catches clean, unobstructed and free from any other interference which may detract from their efficient operations. Rollers will either be pre greased or be of an axle design which do not require lubrication, however it is important that the tracks in which they function are kept clean and free from obstruction. (Note: Built up pet hairs in sliding door tracks are one of the biggest causes for damaged rollers).
To clean, simply wipe surface with a diluted solution of methylated spirits on a damp cloth, then polish the surface with a lint free cloth. Proprietary glass cleaners are not recommended as some of them can cause damage to the interlaying membrane of laminated glass. Importantly ensure that all cleaning cloths are free of abrasive substances.
Avoid causing extreme temperature changes, as this may lead to the glass incurring a thermal fracture. I.e.: Do not splash hot water on cold glass or vice versa and where possible prevent the situation whereby half a glass panel may be shaded while the remaining proportion is exposed to direct solar radiation.
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