There are a number of benefits to upgrading the windows in your home, especially to a double glazed alternative, and it is arguably one of the best home improvements you can make. When deciding to replace your existing windows, you will need to choose a frame material and these days, there is one incredibly popular option; uPVC. Not only do replacement uPVC windows look amazing, but they are incredibly affordable and require very little maintenance too.
Of course, when investing in new replacement uPVC windows, even though they’re virtually maintenance-free, they will need to be cleaned on a regular basis to keep them looking their best. So, if you’re considering investing in replacement uPVC windows and you’re wondering how easy they are to keep clean or you’ve just installed uPVC windows and you want to know how to keep them looking as good as new, keep reading today.
Regular cleaning makes the job easier
Whilst uPVC is known for being a really low maintenance material, no matter whether you opt for a while, black or coloured window frame, dirt and dust will build up making your windows look worse for wear. Even if you have a window cleaner that comes regularly, they don’t always clean the frame as well as required, so ideally, you should clean this yourself quarterly. However, ultimately, the more times you do it, the easier the job will be each time.
Simply use warm soapy water
It can be easy to assume that you will need to use lots of specialist cleaners when maintaining your replacement uPVC windows, but this really isn’t the case. All you need to do is put a little bit of washing up liquid into a bowl of warm water and you have the perfect uPVC frame cleaner. You should avoid using bleach, white spirits or cream cleaners, it simply isn’t needed and using them might damage or discolour the surface of the uPVC.
Always use a soft cloth
As you may already know, uPVC is a form of plastic and, like any other type of plastic, you can scratch it when cleaning if you’re not using the right cloth. No matter how dirty your uPVC windows may look, you should never use anything like a scouring pad or wire wool to clean them. Any rough cloth can permanently scratch the surface of your window frames, so stick to using a soft cloth. With some elbow grease, a soft cloth will still be able to do the job.
Don’t forget about the inside of the frame
When we say the inside of the frame, we don’t mean the part you can see from inside your home, although you should clean this whenever you clean from the outside, we are talking about the part you see when you open the window. When cleaning your replacement uPVC windows, you should open the window fully and remove any dust, cobwebs and dead bugs from the frame. Don’t overlook doing this, it should always be part of the cleaning process.
Speak to a uPVC window supplier for recommendations
Whilst if you keep on top of cleaning your replacement uPVC windows you should be able to easily remove any dirt and dust, if you are struggling to get any stains or marks off with warm soapy water, there are lots of uPVC cleaners on the market. Ideally, you should turn to a window expert for some advice regarding which to use. They can then help you to ensure that you invest in the most suitable cleaner for your individual needs and windows.
Searching for uPVC window supplier in Surrey
All in all, it goes without saying that it is incredibly easy to take care of uPVC windows and they really don’t require much maintenance. When it comes to cleaning, this is very straightforward too and hopefully, the tips above will help you to keep your replacement uPVC windows looking as good as new for many years to come. Of course, if you haven’t invested in new windows yet, it is fair to say that the required maintenance won’t put you off opting for uPVC.
When searching for a uPVC window supplier in Surrey, be sure to contact us here at Brackenwood. Our friendly team will gladly assist you when wanting to install new double glazing windows and we invite you to browse our extensive range of window designs by visiting our website or our showroom. We have been assisting homeowners with replacement windows for decades now and you can rest assured knowing that you will be in the best hands when you turn to our team. We look forward to assisting you further.