uPVC windows have become the industry standard for the USA, Canada, the UK and Ireland because they withstand harsh weather conditions better than timber frame windows and offer better insulation. Installing uPVC windows in your home provides better security than timber frame windows. Also the insulating properties of uPVC will help reduce your energy bills. Below are some tips on how to clean your uPVC windows so they continue to look shiny and new.
It is important to remember that uPVC frames are made from a plastic. This plastic reacts to certain harsh chemicals. Be sure to read the label carefully on any cleaning product before using it on your uPVC windows. Avoid any harsh and abrasive cleaning products. If you are not sure what cleaning product to use, then consult the supplier of your uPVC windows. Also never use a scouring pad or wire wool to clean uPVC window frames. uPVC scratches easily. Using a scouring pad might remove a stain, but it will leave you with a nasty scratch instead.
One safe method to clean uPVC window frames is to use a solution of white vinegar and water. Mix one part vinegar with four parts warm water. Put the solution in a spray bottle and spray the uPVC frame. Wipe away any excess solution with a paper towel and then leave the windows for a few minutes.
Afterwards, wipe down the frames with a clean damp cloth.
Next vacuum the tracks of the window and remove any loose debris and dust.
If you have scratches on your uPVC then take a PVC gloss and use it to paint over the scratches. Use a small and clean brush or a clean cloth. Be careful not to get PVC gloss on the glass. Wipe away any excess gloss with a paper towel. Leave the window frame to dry.
Once this is done, close the uPVC window. Thoroughly rinse your spray bottle and then fill it with a glass cleaning solution. There is several good glass cleaning products on the market. Alternatively you can use a little washing up liquid with warm water. Spray the cleaning solution on the glass and then wipe dry with either a paper towel or an old newspaper.
Finally, it is worth doing some basic maintenance on your uPVC windows at the same time. Check the windows for any loose parts. If you find any then tighten them up. If you find anything broken or bent then consider calling in someone to replace the part. After this take a little lubricant and apply it to the opening mechanism of the window. This will ensure that the window opens smoothly.
If you follow these pieces of advice you will make sure that your uPVC windows remain clean and free of stains. Also using PVC gloss will hide scratches and give the uPVC a shiny and new appearance. By doing some basic maintenance and applying lubrication you will help to prolong the lifespan of your uPVC windows. If properly looked after uPVC windows can last for at least 35 years before they need replacing.