How to care for your windows and doors

30 June 2018
Updated 10 July 2018

We’ll keep this one short. One of the main benefits of choosing uPVC windows is that they require next to no maintenance. Unlike traditional window materials such as wood or metal, which require multi-step cleaning processes and get dirty much quicker, uPVC doors are virtually hassle-free.

But we all want our homes to look nice and clean right? So here’s a quick guide to cleaning your uPVC windows and doors.

Cleaning your frames

Depending on how much time you have or how much dirt you’ve allowed to build up cleaning your window frames changes slightly. If all you’re looking to do is remove a layer of dust, simply grab a dust cloth and wipe around the frame, it really is that simple. If you need to go a bit deeper simply grab a bucket and fill it with some soapy water, plus a washcloth and get it slightly damp. Now give your frame a thorough wipe down making sure to rinse your cloth to stop the spread of dirty water. Once you’re done with that, give the frame a quick wipe with a dry cloth and you’re all set.

Caring for weather strips

Although weatherstrips require no extra maintenance beyond routine cleaning, using a cloth to wipe away dust will stop any dirt buildup over time. As with all silicon weather strips, you may want to invest in some care products to prevent wear over time. Generally, however, these should last just as long as the window itself.

Window and Door Lubrication

We recommend that you cleaning your exterior frames and sashes around twice per year, as well as giving your hardware an oil top up if they start to become sticky.

If hassle-free home maintenance is what you’re after, be sure to look at our extensive range of uPVC windows and doors. You can also find your nearest installer using our locator tool.