Repair and Maintenance Tips for Your uPVC Windows and Doors
uPVC is strong and durable and requires little maintenance. It’s highly weatherproof - rain, wind, and sun have little impact on its appearance.
In fact, the following simple steps are all that’s required to keep your uPVC windows and doors in pristine condition.
White door and window frames
A wash with warm soapy water is all that’s needed to remove general grime from white uPVC door or window frames.
For more stubborn muck such as bird droppings, a non-abrasive cream cleaner should do the trick. Soak the area first before you attempt to clean it off as you want to avoid having to scrape the patch as uPVC can scratch. You could try using a car cleaning product as these are designed not to scratch or tarnish surfaces.
Woodgrain uPVC window frames
Use warm soapy water on woodgrain effect uPVC finishes but avoid abrasive cleaners as these can damage the laminated surface and gloss finish.
Take care not to put anything that may cause a rust stain into contact with uPVC as rust stains are not removable.
uPVC window and door handles
Wipe the handles of your uPVC windows and doors with a damp cloth and dry them thoroughly. Don’t use liquid cleaners on the hardware, and you need to be careful not to scratch the handles.
It’s also a good idea to occasionally check the handles to make sure that the screws attaching them to the sash are tight. A screwdriver can be used to tighten any loose screws. But be careful not to overtighten as this could impact on the locking mechanism.
Cleaning locks and hinges
To clean the locks on your uPVC windows or doors, simply wipe the faceplate with an oiled cloth. Spray moving parts with a lubricant.
You could also spray the hinges and any exposed metal parts of your uPVC windows with a lubricant as this will help their performance.
Take care with weather seals
One point to note – when you clean your uPVC windows, take care not to move any seals from their groves. Check that they’re in position in their recess, otherwise you could start to feel draughts coming in from around the window.
Repairing uPVC doors and windows
Fortunately, if something does go wrong with a uPVC window or door, it’s usually fixable. It may be a simple matter of replacing a lock, door handle, window restrictor or letterbox.
However, if the window or door frames are suffering from serious wear and tear they can become a security risk. If your framework has started to deteriorate, you may want to consider replacing the unit.
Rocks Locks Locksmith Services can help with all types of uPVC window and door repair, including sash windows. Here are some of the services we offer:
- Aluminium frame removal and replacement
- Boarding up windows and doors
- Broken or misted window repairs and replacement
- Door reinforcements
- Repair of window and door locks
- Repair of door handles
- Replacement of double-glazing
- Security grilles
- uPVC window and door replacement and repair
- Wooden frame window and door replacement and repair
Would you like expert advice on uPVC window and door maintenance and repair?
Call Stuart on 07900 335525 or visit www.rocks-locks.co.uk for further information on the full range of locksmithing services offered by Rocks Locks Locksmith in Camberley Surrey.