General maintenance and upkeep is important for any investment on products in your home to get the most out of the money spent, and of course, appearance is important from the exterior as well as interior. Aluminium windows and doors are low maintenance, as most frames are powder coated meaning they don’t wear down or need to be repainted or fade over time.
Aluminium windows and doors need an upkeep of cleaning once a month to get rid of any residue from the outside. As stated, newer aluminium windows and doors have the powder coating keeping the frames to a good condition. Older aluminium windows and doors will be more exposed to the elements and require more maintenance. Overall, aluminium windows and doors will need a thorough clean just like any other product.
It is important to consider the type of product used on aluminium in order to clean, as some products can wear the material down or leave scratches on the frames from vigorous cleaning. A simple, gentle cleaning method is recommended to perform best practice.
Key Steps For Cleaning Aluminium Frames
- Take care when cleaning, the frames are designed to keep a smooth surface for outstanding appearance.
- Use a microfiber cloth or sponge with soapy water to wash down the aluminium frames.
- Cleaning the crevices as well as the corners is important to get rid of a build up of dirt.
- Be sure to dry down the aluminium frames to create a nice finish to the windows or doors.
Extra tips for the most effective cleaning method on your aluminium windows and doors is to avoid scouring pads or wire wool to prevent damage to the frames, it’s also important to know to not use a pressure washer as a quick method as this can cause the seals to lift resulting in long term damage. You should also look at ingredients of products you are using if so to be sure it won’t damage the coating or paint on your frames.
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