Aluminium windows are an excellent choice for your home because they are durable and have a long lifespan. At Lifestyle Windows, aluminium is one of the materials we encourage buyers to choose for these reasons and many others. While aluminium windows don’t require a lot of upkeep, there are some things you should do on a regular basis to ensure that they stay in good shape and last you for a long time. Here are the most important maintenance tips we can offer.
Vacuum and Clean Regularly
This job will require a bit of time and effort, but it doesn’t have to be done too often and the work is worth it. Use a stiff brush to clean the window screens and then use your vacuum cleaner to remove dirt, dust and debris from the sashes and corners of the windows. As a general rule, do this as each season changes or anytime you notice they are looking grimy and have dirt built up on them.
Lubricate the Mechanisms
To prevent your windows from becoming stiff and not working properly, make sure you lubricate the mechanisms so they open and close smoothly anytime you need to do so. This is especially important on your springs. Our experts can help you decide which kind of lubricant to use and how often to apply it.
Wash the Frames
In addition to cleaning the screens and tracks on your aluminium windows, you should also clean the frames. For this job it’s best to use a mild detergent or soap and warm water. Gently wipe down the entire frame with a soft cloth, rinsing as needed. Not only does this keep your windows looking their best, but it also reduces the risk of pitting and oxidation on the metal.
Use the Right Glass Cleaner
And of course, you can’t forget to clean the glass in your windows on a regular basis as well. This is something that may need to be done once a month or so. You’ll know just by looking at the glass in your windows that it needs to be cleaned. Use a solution approved for glass and spritz it on the entire surface of the window. Use a soft cloth to gently wipe the windows so they are clean and don’t have any visible streaks.
Learn more about the maintenance of our various window solutions or contact us to speak to one of our experts today. We’re happy to help with any requests or questions around our window and door solutions.