What you should and shouldn’t do when maintaining your aluminium windows?
Why choose professional maintenance?
Aluminium windows are a great choice for many reasons. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want windows that are durable, maintainable, and have a high degree of thermal efficiency – saving you money on your heating bills? However, to keep aluminium windows looking good for years to come, it’s important to maintain and protect them. But what should you do to keep your aluminium windows in good condition? Keep reading this article on advice that will help you keep your aluminium windows in pristine condition.
It is no secret that aluminium windows are a great addition to the value of your property. The material is durable, easy to maintain and a great way of saving. But one thing is for sure, you will need to maintain them from time to time, of course. Aluminium windows can be prone to dirt and grime accumulation, which can affect their performance in the long run. To maintain them properly, you initially start with dust removal using a soft cloth or sponge. Then, you should use non-abrasive cleaners or mild soap to thoroughly clean the tracks and frames. Afterwards, rinse everything with water and dry the surfaces with a dry soft cloth. Such maintenance should be done at least twice a year, paying attention to the frames and the seals for any signs of wear and tear. Moreover, what you should do is pay attention to the technical functionality. If you notice that the screws aren’t tight enough, you can use an Allen key or a normal screwdriver to tighten them up if needed. Similarly, if the gaskets (the rubber band on the sides of the window) have fallen out of place, you can put the gasket in place by firmly pushing it – no equipment is needed.
As mentioned above, the durability of your aluminium windows has a lot to do with how well you maintain them. It’s not only necessary to know what you should do, but what you shouldn’t do as well. It’s important to know what you should not do when maintaining your aluminium windows. Do not use any abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals on the surface of aluminium frames, as this will damage the protective coating of the aluminium and make it more susceptible to scratches, dirt, and corrosion. In addition, do not use any abrasive pads, scrubbing brushes or high-pressure cleaners as they will damage the surface of the aluminium doors. Moreover, if you install outdoor sprinklers, make sure to point them away from your aluminium windows, because either way you’ll get your windows damaged.
In conclusion, aluminium windows are a great choice for your homes. Besides being maintainable and durable, aluminium windows will save you money. Nonetheless, you should pay close attention when it comes to maintaining them. It’s crucial to know what products to use and what not to use because you can easily cause any damage that may be unfixable. And finally, if you notice damage that you don’t know how to repair, leave it, as you might make matters worse. Remember, MPM is always one call away!
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