• 20 October 2023
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Window and door maintenance: tips and advice for durability and efficiency

The Importance of Window and Door Maintenance

Window frames, which include windows, doors and shutters, play a crucial role in our homes. Besides influencing the aesthetics of spaces, they play a key function in thermal and acoustic insulation, security and energy efficiency. However, we often take their good functioning for granted, neglecting the necessary maintenance.

As our experience has shown, maintenance is often neglected until serious problems arise, which can lead to significant costs for repairs or complete replacement. In this article, we will explore the importance of routine and extraordinary maintenance of windows and doors, providing practical tips on how to keep your windows and doors in top condition over the years.

 

Do-it-yourself routine maintenance

1.Regular cleaning

Regular cleaning is essential to avoid the accumulation of dust, dirt and debris on windows and doors. For aluminium frames, such as windows and doors, use a hoover to remove dust from the sliding rods and handle mechanisms. Also be sure to clean the underside of the frame, especially where there are water drainage holes. These holes play a crucial role in preventing condensation and ventilating the frame.

2.Lubrication of mechanisms

To ensure that windows and doors open and close smoothly, it is important to lubricate the mechanisms regularly. Use a specific window lubricant and apply it to moving parts such as hinges, handles and sliding points. This will help prevent wear and tear and prolong the life of your windows and doors.

3.Visual inspection

Periodic visual inspection is essential to detect any signs of damage or wear. Carefully inspect seals, glass and metal parts to make sure they are undamaged. If problems are noticed, it is best to act promptly to prevent them from worsening.

Extraordinary maintenance with one of our professionals

Although do-it-yourself maintenance is important, it is equally crucial to rely on professionals for extraordinary maintenance. These should be carried out by our experts at least once a year.

1.Adjustments and repairs

Our experts can make precise adjustments to ensure that windows and doors close tightly and are secure. They can also carry out specialised repairs to resolve problems such as water infiltration or heat loss.

2.Material inspection

Our professional will carry out a full inspection of the window and door materials, checking for corrosion, rust or other signs of deterioration. Based on the results, they will be able to recommend repair or replacement.

3.Tailor-made maintenance

Every window and door is different, we can adapt maintenance to the specific needs of your system. This ensures that your windows remain efficient and durable.

 Investimento nella manutenzione, risparmio nel lungo termine

In conclusion, investing in window and door maintenance is a crucial step in preserving the beauty, functionality and energy efficiency of your home. Routine maintenance, such as cleaning and lubrication, can easily be done DIY, while extraordinary maintenance should be entrusted to experienced professionals.

Remember that regular maintenance not only prolongs the life of your windows and doors, but also helps to avoid costly repairs or replacement in the future. So, take care of your windows and doors, and your home will thank you with lasting comfort and efficiency.