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Window Maintenance Guide

Fenster Glazing is proud to provide premium window installations across the Midlands, servicing areas like Milton Keynes, Northampton, Ampthill, Toddington, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, and the surrounding Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire areas.

Performing regular cleaning and window maintenance tasks will not only maintain the aesthetic appeal of your frames but also their functionality and durability. 

Here are our expert tips for keeping your window profiles in tip-top shape. 

double glazing maintenance

Window Maintenance for Double Glazing:

Cleaning your double glazing windows couldn’t be easier. At least twice a year, thoroughly clean your windows using a soft cloth, a mixture of water and soap, or a window cleaning solution.

For most window maintenance, we recommend using a soft cloth because it’s gentle on the glass. Please refrain from using abrasive creams, steel wool, or razor blades, as they can cause damage to your window that could affect its protective properties.

If you happen to get any paint or ink splatters on your double glazing, just remove them using warm, soapy water for water-based emulsions, such as acrylic paint, or white spirit for spirit-based paints. The paint should lift right off and not leave behind any stain for future window maintenance.

Sometimes small water droplets can gather on the surface of your new windows. This is completely normal. We encourage our customers to understand that condensation is a natural occurrence that can be managed by enhancing ventilation in the area.

window profile maintenance

Window Maintenance for Frames and Profiles:

UPVC and aluminium frames need window maintenance on a regular basis, but if you happen to live in an urban or coastal area, you may need to clean them more frequently. Salt, air pollution, or dust can stick to the surface and obscure your view.

Luckily, all you need is warm, soapy water, and you'll be able to clean your aluminium and uPVC frames effectively. Just wipe across the profile material to collect any dust or debris that’s settled there and safely remove it.

Because you’re cleaning a material other than glass, please avoid employing glass cleaners, caustic or ammonia-based products, and abrasive cleaners when doing window maintenance. Those products are only designed to clean glass and can be ineffective or harmful to uPVC or aluminium.

If you do find that you have persistent stains on your uPVC frames, you can use specialised creams designed to lift stains from uPVC. For stubborn stains on aluminium, just use some gentle scrubbing to loosen and lift whatever is causing the stain.

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Window Maintenance for Accessories:

Our windows come with plenty of accessories, like specialised handles and hinges, that blend seamlessly with the aesthetic of your home.

To keep these parts in their best shape, simply clean and polish the hardware when you clean the double glazing and overall window frame. Doing window maintenance all at once will make the whole process easier, as it needs to be done at least twice a year.

Most of our accessories can be cleaned with warm, soapy water. However, for stainless steel hardware, we suggest that you use a specialty stainless steel cleaning product for regular upkeep.

After cleaning, it’s important to lubricate locks, hinges, and other movable components with light machine oil. This will help the accessories last longer, avoid daily wear and tear, and prevent any unwanted squeaks from the hinges.

We’d also advise you to kindly avoid using strong cleaning products on these moveable accessories when doing window maintenance, as that could potentially harm the hardware.

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Window maintenance is an important part of lengthening the life of your double glazing windows. By adhering to these guidelines, you can ensure that your windows remain in optimal condition and provide long-lasting performance for years to come. 

If you’d like to learn more about window maintenance, double glazing, window profiles, or any of the other products we install at Fenster Glazing, then get in touch! 

Contact our team today and one of our dedicated window specialists will get back to you.

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Heather Scott
Heather Scott
2024-04-27
This is the second set of windows we’ve had fitted by Fenster. They are brilliant at every stage and I would highly recommend them. The staff are friendly and professional, they got the job done quickly and well, we’re very pleased with both sets of windows they fitted and would definitely use them again.
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Dan Alger
2024-03-13
I contacted Fenster last week to see if they could help me. My French doors were failing to lock meaning we couldn’t leave the house. They sent Ben out the next morning who replaced the mechanism and also adjusted the door, closing up an annoying gap that’s been there for years. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Fenster to friends and family, a really helpful and efficient company.
Alison Budd
Alison Budd
2024-02-29
We couldn't be more delighted with the professional service we received from Fenster Glazing. Nick turned up on time for the initial visit/quote which was fair and reasonable. After accepting the quote a survey was was carried out. The installers arrived on time and were polite and friendly. They covered everything up and left everything clean and tidy. After installation Perry called to check we were happy with the service. The quality of the french doors and windows installed were outstanding. We have no problem recommending this company. We would rate Service, installation and aftercare as 5 star.
NightWatch
NightWatch
2024-01-30
I live in Milton Keynes, I contacted Fenster Glazing for an uPVC replacement door. From the beginning to the end, they conducted professional communication, from sales to the technicians coming to replace the door everything was perfect. I had a draught issue with my door and it is resolved now. I want to mention that I am also happy with the quality of the material of the door. I am hoping to have the same quality of service in the future if anything comes up—special thanks to Perry for dealing with everything. Ben
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CMH Yoga
2024-01-29
Highly recommended. I wanted a very specific style of doors to fit into our 1930s front porch. Fenster designed them, advised on colour & finish and they have produced exactly what I was looking for. The fitters were very polite and made sure everything was to my standards, and no mess left.
Chris Pike
Chris Pike
2024-01-25
Great company. Very friendly, helpful. The work was completed to a very high standard, at a very reasonable cost, and I would highly recommend them.
Martin Cassin
Martin Cassin
2024-01-15
Used Fenster glazing to replace two large panes of glass in our conservatory. Everything so Easy from obtaining a quote from Fenster to agreeing installation date and completing installation, polite, professional installation staff, very happy with service from start to finish

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