Aluminum window frames are made to withstand all kinds of weather conditions. When providing window care, it is important to follow the correct procedures to ensure maximum life and the best service from your aluminum windows. With proper care, you can keep them looking like new.
Before starting the installation, your aluminum windows should undergo initial cleaning. After that, you’ll need to ensure regular window care, cleaning, and maintenance to keep your windows in tip-top shape. If you don’t provide proper window care, you may notice that you have dirty window frames, windows that jam or jam, and stiff springs that make it difficult to open and close windows.
The first cleaning of your aluminum windows
A professional cleaning company should take care of the initial cleaning. An installation company will usually take care of this and ensure that your windows look their best after installation. During the installation process, it is important that solvents, corrosives, or concrete-based materials do not come into contact with the frame or become stuck on the frame as this can cause permanent damage. To remove all window stickers, soak them before attempting to remove them. You should not scrub them, as this will scratch the glass and cause permanent damage.
How you should maintain aluminum windows
When you have aluminum windows, you need to make sure that you clean them regularly. Here are some tips on what to do to ensure your windows look their best and tips for providing quality window care.
To clean aluminum frames, use non-abrasive cleaners or water mixed with mild soap.
To clean glass surfaces, use window cleaner or a mild soap with water and a soft cloth or sponge.
Use a soft drying cloth to ensure all water is removed from hinges, seals, glass, and frames to prevent damage.
Use silicone spray – along with a straw applicator – to lubricate hardware on aluminum windows.
How you should not maintain aluminum windows
When performing general maintenance and window care on your aluminum windows, there are a few things you should not do as they can do more harm than good. Here are some general maintenance procedures:
Do not use any solvents, abrasive cleaners, or harsh chemicals on aluminum frames.
Do not use abrasive pads, scouring brushes, or steel brushes to clean aluminum window frames.
Do not use a high-pressure sprayer or high-pressure cleaner.
Do not place outdoor sprinklers near aluminum windows or doors and make sure all sprinklers are directed away from your aluminum windows.
You should ensure regular window care. Be sure to set a regular window cleaning schedule. Here are some tips for different cleaning schedules for your aluminum windows.
Monthly maintenance of aluminum windows
For the monthly cleaning of your aluminum windows, you should clean the glass. Clean all aluminum surfaces as needed, especially if you live in a coastal area. Take the time to carefully visually inspect all window surfaces for damage and to make sure there are no water leaks. Make sure all components, such as locking mechanisms and hinges, are working properly. If there are any problems, call a professional installer to repair your aluminum windows.
Other tips for maintenance and cleaning of aluminum windows
Use a stiff cleaning brush – but make sure it’s not a wire brush – so you can thoroughly clean the areas around your aluminum windows. You want to pay extra attention to the window sashes as this is where the most dirt and grime accumulates. Use a vacuum cleaner that has a small nozzle that will fit into the window sashes to ensure that every bit of dirt and dust is removed.
You will need to use a penetrating lubricant to ensure that the springs do not stiffen. You should regularly use a penetrating lubricant on the spring locks of aluminum windows. To protect your aluminum windows from rust and corrosion, use silicone lubricant on them after you have thoroughly cleaned them. Car wax is a great choice for your aluminum window frames as it will leave them looking clean and shiny while providing protection from dirt and grime.
To make your mild soap mixture, you should pour a cup of detergent into a liter of water. You will use this soap mixture to scrub your aluminum window frames and prevent pitting and oxidation. Regular glass cleaner in large quantities is great for glass. You should wipe them with a used newspaper in a circular motion, which will leave you with aluminum windows that are perfectly clean.
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