How to clean uPVC Windows and Frames

28 February 2021
Updated 3 March 2021

One of the many advantages of adding uPVC windows to your home is that they are relatively low-maintenance. They are hard wearing, and can last for many years, often much longer than other materials, such as aluminium or timber.

But with that said, dirt will always find a way, and it’s therefore important to keep on top of the cleaning of uPVC window frames.

Depending on the colour of your window frames, the dirt may not be immediately visible. For example, white frames are more likely to make the dirt visible, but regardless of colour, it’s still important to keep those frames clean.

Cleaning uPVC Windows

Cleaning uPVC Window frames

To clean your uPVC windows, all you will need is a bucket of warm, soapy water, a sponge or cloth, and a vacuum cleaner.

uPVC window frame
  1. Firstly, start by opening your window as far as it will go. Then vacuum around the frame to remove any debris. It’s recommended to use a soft nozzle attachment to avoid the risk of scratching the uPVC
  2. With the warm, soapy water, use a sponge or cloth to wipe down the entire window frame
  3. Finally, using a dry cloth, dry the window frame to remove excess water

That’s all there is to it – like we said, uPVC windows are low-maintenance, and a simple wipe down is often enough to keep them looking their best.

Cleaning the window glass

After having cleaned the window frame, you’ll probably want to clean the glass too.

Before beginning, make sure you have cleaned the frame first, to ensure dirt and debris has been removed.

Start by using a glass cleaner of your choice, and then spray it onto the window generously. For extra dirty windows, more cleaner is recommended as it will help trap the dirt and make it easier to remove.

Now use a microfiber cloth to wipe the windows down, using circular motions to help reduce the chances of leaving streaks. Ensure that you get the window dry, otherwise it may become streaky once it dries naturally.

Tilt and Turn Window cleaning

Cleaning the windows on your house can prove difficult if your windows are hard to reach. Whether it’s not liking heights or not having an appropriately sized ladder, tilt and turn windows can make it much easier.

uPVC Tilt and Turn Windows

A tilt and turn window can turn inwards, allowing you to clean the glass from inside of your house – no need for a ladder!

With all that done, you should be left with some shiny, clean-looking uPVC windows throughout your home.