Timber windows are not only beautiful but with some maintenance can have a long life in your home. Here are a few easy steps that we find help to keep your windows looking as good as the day they were installed! It is also good to have a check of your windows before the colder months, so you can sort any problems out before it frost sets in.
- Make sure seals and ventilators are kept clean. They can become dirty, and this can affect the natural ventilation and water drainage around the frame.
- If window handles or hinges appear stiff, simply apply some light oil to them to help them move more easily. Forcing the window can result in damaged furniture.
- Glass can be cleaned with just water and a soft cloth, then dried thoroughly. It is advised not to use harsh chemicals on the glass, as it can damage the surface.
- The frequent use of windows means that over time the fittings may need to be adjusted. This is just a minor adjustment, and if we fitted the windows for you, just give us a call on 01264 365113 and we will arrange for one of the team to come out and rectify the problem for you.
- For older windows, it is advisable to check the timber to ensure you don’t have the onset of rot. Rot can spread quickly through the timber, making it soft to the touch. Please see below an example of a customer’s recent rotten window and frame. If you do spot any rot starting in your windows, please contact us if you would like a free, no-obligation quotation for advice on replacement windows.