How to look after your new products

Windows and doors are an important part of any home. They allow for natural light and fresh air to come in, and they keep the elements out. By following the appropriate cleaning and maintenance advice, you’ll be able to maximize the appearance, performance and lifespan of your new windows and doors.

Cleaning PVCu, Aluminium and Glass

Over time, windows and doors can accumulate dirt, dust and other debris. To keep your glazing looking and performing at its best, it is important to have a regular cleaning schedule.

  • Thoroughly clean your windows and doors at least twice a year.
  • Use a soft cloth with warm soapy water, like washing up liquid for the frames
  • Clean the glass with a recommended glass cleaner with a lint free cloth
  • Use a soft brush to remove dust and debris from any crevices
  • DO NOT use abrasive cleaners such as kitchen and bathroom cleaners
  • DO NOT use corrosive or ammonia-based cleaning products
  • DO NOT use scouring pads or wire wool

Maintenance of your new uPVC Windows & Doors

In addition to cleaning and repairs, it is very important to perform regular maintenance on your windows and doors. This should include:

  • Lubricating locks and hinges and any other moving parts
  • Cleaning hardware with warm soapy water and a soft cloth
  • Tightening any loose screw or bolts
  • Checking drainage holes for blockages

Repairing uPVC Windows and Doors

If your windows or doors are damaged, it is important to have them repaired as soon as possible. This will prevent any further damage and ensure the maximum life span of your new windows.

  • Replace broken glass
  • Repair damage to frames
  • Fixing loose hardware

Professional Help & After Thought

Windows and doors are an essential part of your home. They provide light, ventilation and help keep the elements out but in order to function properly, they need to be regularly cleaned and maintained.

If you are not comfortable cleaning, maintaining or repairing your windows, you can come back to us for recommendations.

We here at Realistic Home Improvements Ltd are here to help and advise with different services and products.

Professional window cleaners can also help maintain the look of your windows on a monthly, quarterly or yearly service.

With the proper care, your new windows will last for many years.