So you’ve decided to purchase brand new sliding glass windows and doors for your home! If you choose a quality set fitted by a reputable company then chances are they won’t come cheap. That said what they cost in cold hard cash, they have the ability to make up for in style and beauty as well as to increase your home’s safety factor. With this in mind, it’s understandable therefore that you’d want to protect your investment by looking after them. Here are some do’s and don’ts of what you should and shouldn’t do to achieve this.
Do clean your glass regularly with a liquid detergent or glass cleaner
Did you know that by cleaning your windows and doors regularly, not only will they sparkle, but they’ll stay cleaner for longer? It’s true, any dirt on glass tends to make rain appear more streaky and noticeable when it occurs.
Do use A PVC cleaner to clean frames
PVC frames are the most common type of surrounds as they’re lightweight and shouldn’t fade or corrode. However some innocent looking household detergents contain strong chemicals that may cause damage to the frames. In order to err on the side of caution, it’s best to use either warm soapy water, or a PVC cleaner which you can buy from any good DIY or hardware store.
Do keep hinges and tracks free from dust
Dust, dirt, and debris can easily build up on tracking and this not only causes sticking but can also damage moving parts. To avoid this from happening, go over the area regularly with a vacuum crevice tool then wipe the remaining excess with a damp cloth. Finally dry the area thoroughly and re-lubricate if necessary.
What about the don’ts?
Don’t use high pressure cleaners
Sliding doors and windows aren’t really built to withstand the pressure that a portable high pressure cleaner can blast out. For this reason stick to washing by hand.
Don’t use abrasive papers
It might be tempting to remove stubborn stains from your windows and doors using abrasive pads but this can easily scratch the glass or frames. Instead stick to a damp cloth immersed in warm soapy water and you’ll find that most stains can be removed relatively easily.
Don’t use too much elbow grease
Although we use toughened glass in our sliding windows and doors they aren’t really designed to take excessive force. Therefore when cleaning, do so gently and hold back on the elbow grease!
If you’re interested in getting a quote for sliding windows and doors then why not give us a call at Down Under Screens and Security. We’ve been in the industry for over 20 years and as such have the experience and the skills to deliver and fit quality equipment that will last you for many years to come. Speak to us on 07 3807 3355 and let us show you what we have to offer.