If you are in the market for new doors and windows then the low maintenance properties of modern double glazing will be one of your main considerations.
There are many window companies using phrases such as “maintenance free”. It is true that modern materials and modern technology used to paint and coat windows has improved substantially in recent years. People perceive old windows as needing painting and being a high maintenance product which is why they should replace them.
All windows and doors require routine cleaning and care
We have an expectation day that our purchases will be well make and reliable, making our lives easier and none more so than windows and doors. But just like our cars are better built and more reliable than 10 years ago, they need routine servicing, cleaning and care.
Windows and doors are not fit and forget products and are no different. It is true that the hardware, locks, rollers, hinges and colouring process used in windows and doors means you do not need to give them the same attention but they will still require cleaning.
The sea air will also make looking after your new windows and doors even more important. Inland homes may need less cleaning.
What window or door do you use most in your home?
Think about how you live, how many people live in your home and you will agree that your front door is arguably the most commonly used door in the home. If you have a large family or are often in and out of your home you will use your door a lot. Checking the locks is of course one very important factor in a front door.
If you have had a conservatory built the flat nature of your roof means it is far more exposed than windows or doors. Rainwater tends to drain down windows and doors but can sit on flat surfaces such as a conservatory roof.
Get the most out of your windows and doors.
By far routine cleaning of the frames is the best way to get long life and that as new appearance from your windows and doors. You will be surprised how many people whilst they may clean the glass will rarely clean the frames as well.
Patio doors will often have debris settling on the flat track. This is normal and simple cleaning ensures that the sophisticated rollers at the bottom of your doors continue to work well and keep your new sliding doors working for years to come.
We have been installing windows and doors in the local area for many years and can help and advise you on what you need to do to keep your new windows, doors or bifolding doors looking great for many years to come.