Top 5 Tips for Maintaining Your Double Glazing
If you’ve invested in double glazing for your home, it’s worthwhile to spend time maintaining your windows to minimise the effect of weather, traffic fumes, and general wear and tear. Here are our top five tips for maintaining your double glazing.
1. Be wary of damp conditions
Damp can cause problems with your double glazing, including mould on window sealants or even on the frames themselves. To avoid these problems, make sure any existing dampness issues are addressed immediately. Condensation can have an equally damaging effect, so be sure to aerate your property frequently, especially in humid rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom.
2. Keep your windows clean
A buildup of dirt can result in discolouration or even damage to your windows, sealants and hinges. Clean your double glazing on a regular basis; including all moving parts and the frames as well as the glass itself.
3. Use appropriate cleaning methods
If you choose the wrong method for cleaning your double glazing, you are at risk of causing damage. Steer away from the use of abrasives; the more gentle your method, the better. Some suggest vacuuming as an efficient way to clean your windows – removing dirt quickly and easily.
4. Select your products wisely
Carefully choose your cleaning products to avoid causing damage to your double glazing. Before using a product, always check its suitability for use on glass, uPVC or timber frames – for example, washing up liquid can damage seals. On the other hand, the right product can keep your windows in tip-top condition. A lubricant such as WD40 ensures your windows are easy to open when used on hinges every 6 to 12 months.
5. Call in the experts
If your windows are at height or difficult to access, don’t attempt to clean the outside yourself. Instead, find a professional cleaner to take care of your upstairs windows, and employ them to do this regularly – especially if you live in a town or city where air pollution is high.
Our top five tips for maintaining your double glazing are a great starting point, but if you have any further queries please do let us know and we’ll be happy to help.