Replacement windows represent a major investment so it is understandable that the majority of homeowners are keen to keep theirs in first-class condition for as long as possible. If you have just had your windows replaced or are thinking of doing so, the following tips should help to ensure they remain in an excellent state of repair for many years to come.
Maintenance Tips for Homeowners in Calgary: Windows You Can Be Proud of for Years to Come
For the sake of simplicity, we are going to divide our maintenance tips into three separate sections. If you don’t have screens fitted, you can safely ignore the last section.
– The easiest and simplest way to clean uPVC / vinyl frames is with a mild detergent and water. Never use any abrasive soaps or detergents as they could scratch your frames, causing permanent damage. The only real reason to clean your frames on a regular basis is to keep them looking good as they will not deteriorate due to the appearance of a few unsightly smears!
– To maximize the amount of natural light that illuminates your home during the daytime and to ensure your property looks as good from the outside as it does from the inside, it is important to keep the panes of glass in your windows sparkling clean. Again, this can best be achieved with a mild detergent, such as you use to clean your dishes, and water. The temperature of the water is not a critical factor but, for your own comfort, if you are cleaning Calgary windows during the winter, the warmer the better!
– At the risk of sounding repetitive, we are going to recommend that you clean your screens with, yes you’ve guessed it, a mild soap and water. To make sure you are able to dislodge any dirt caught in the mesh, you can also use a brush with soft bristles when cleaning your screens.
In addition to the above maintenance tasks, it is a good idea to lubricate sash windows on a regular basis, to ensure continued smooth operation over the years. For more tips and tricks on keeping your Calgary windows in superb condition, please call or email us whenever you wish. We have many years of experience in the replacement window business and are always happy to share our knowledge with local residents.