Caring for your windows – Wooden Windows

Caring for your windows

February 20, 2018 ~ Wooden Windows

If timber windows are properly cared for they can last a lifetime. And, contrary to popular belief they aren’t as difficult to maintain as some may think.

To make sure you get the most out of your stunning new wooden windows you should be armed with the knowledge you need to keep them spic and span.

First thing’s first, during installation you should make sure that any exposed timber is touched up with a suitable preservative. If it’s pre-treated or primed it should have one finishing coat applied before installation.

With a correctly prepped window now in place, general maintenance should be straightforward. It might sound obvious but you need to clean your windows regularly, making sure you get in the nooks and crannies removing cobwebs, dirt and residue. By regularly, we mean quarterly, as this will help prevent excessive build-up of mould.

Ideally, you should take this opportunity to give your windows a thorough examination to make sure there are no problems and you can address any obvious issues immediately. These checks will highlight any flakes or cracking in the paint and you can remedy it before it gets any worse.

If you live in a clean air environment this really only needs doing every six months, but if you live in a coastal or damp area, we recommend doing it more often, preferably every three months.

When it comes to cleaning your frames, use a soft cloth and water and don’t use glass cleaner on the frames. Don’t be rough with them, particularly if they’re painted.  

For any more advice about caring for your windows visit our website or call us on 01782 608 476.