How to Maintain Your uPVC Coloured Windows

Coloured uPVC windows by Notaro Windows.

When it comes to giving your home a facelift, you can do a whole lot worse than uPVC coloured windows. They’ve got aesthetic appeal, they’re strong, they’re energy efficient: they’re the all-round solution your home has been calling for. Yes, alright, we may be biased, but there’s no denying they pack a range of benefits!

But once your wood-effect or coloured uPVC windows are proudly in place, how do you go about maintaining their charm and appeal? Well, as it happens, they’re low maintenance too. The gift that keeps on giving. Still, there are a few steps you can undertake to really keep them in pristine condition. Here are our uPVC window experts to explain.

Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning is key to maintaining the appearance and longevity of your uPVC coloured windows. Dust, dirt, and other environmental pollutants can accumulate on the surface, building up over time on the window frame and glass if not removed promptly. However, while the act of cleaning might seem straightforward in itself, there are a couple of points to be aware of.

Avoid Cleaning Glass in Direct Sunlight

It’s best to avoid cleaning your window glass in direct sunlight. The heat can cause the cleaning solution to dry too quickly, leaving unsightly streaks and marks on the glass surface. For the best results, clean your windows on a cloudy day or when the sun is not directly hitting the glass.

Remove Any Immediate Dust or Dirt with a Dry Cloth

Before applying any liquid solutions, gently wipe away any loose dust or dirt with a soft, dry cloth. This initial step prevents any risk of inadvertently scratching the glass when you move on to more intensive cleaning.

Use a Soft Sponge and Warm, Soapy Water

For a deeper clean, use a soft sponge to avoid scratching the surface and warm, soapy water to wash the uPVC coloured window frames and glass. This gentle approach effectively removes grime without damaging the uPVC material or the window’s finish.

Remember to Lubricate Hinges and Locks

To ensure your uPVC windows open and close smoothly, it helps to lubricate the hinges and locks periodically. This not only prevents rust and wear but also keeps the window mechanism functioning properly. Silicone-based lubricants are the ideal choice as they don’t attract dirt and dust. Use it sparingly: just enough to cover the hinge mechanism without causing excess runoff.

Use White Vinegar to Get Rid of Any Sticky Marks

Sticky marks can be a nuisance. A solution of white vinegar and water is an excellent remedy for removing these stubborn stains without harming the window’s surface. Simply apply the mixture with a soft cloth and wipe the area clean.

Wood-effect & Coloured uPVC Windows in Somerset

Here at Notaro Windows, we’re the leading provider of wood-effect and coloured uPVC windows in Somerset. With over 35 years’ experience designing and installing windows, we’re confident when we say we know how to achieve the best finish to complement your home. If you’re interested in our specialist services for your own property, why not get in touch? We can design and install uPVC windows in Somerset and all the surrounding areas!

To learn more about how our wood-effect or uPVC coloured windows can make your home stand out from the crowd, give us a call on 01278 662298. Our team will be happy to help and provide a free, no-obligation quote for your property.