How to Clean Your Aluminium Windows and Doors
At Direct Roofing Systems, we supply aluminium windows and doors to traders across the UK. Aluminium is a durable material, meaning you won’t have to worry about cleaning it. The powdered coating and advanced double glazing are created to stand firm against tough conditions. However, you might wonder how to clean your window or door if it gets dirty. Read on to find out more.
When considering how often you should clean your window or door, it all depends on your personal preference. We recommend cleaning it regularly; for instance, every couple of months will help the frames look their best for longer periods of time.
The glass on your windows will get dirty over time, and it is imperative that this is the first thing you should clean. One way of doing it is spraying a multi-purpose cleaner on the glass. Then, use a microfibre cloth to clean the streaks from left to right and top to bottom. If this doesn’t work, then there are other methods that you can use; for example, a squeegee can be used to remove the streaks easier.
An aluminium frame can get damaged very easily. However, you can manage this by using cotton buds, which will clean off stubborn residue easier. And it will keep your frame in pristine condition for longer.
There are also some helpful tips to consider when removing streaks from your windows and doors. A streaky window is one of the major issues when it comes to cleaning windows, but we have many different ways to reduce this. A squeegee is a useful and professional way to clean your window, and there are two different types that you can consider. Go for a sponge squeegee which is soft and easy to use and they are suitable for an initial clean, then top it up with a rubber squeegee which will get rid of streaks and stains.
Another method that can be used is a newspaper. Newspaper is a strong material because it is made of dense materials, which doesn’t cause a lot of scratching. In the past, the ink used on newspapers could cause stains. However, modern newspapers use soy-based ink, which won’t cause any problems in the long run. If you use a modern newspaper, then you won’t risk any stains.
But as well as a glass cleaner, you can also choose a homemade cleaner which reduces the impact of stains. A mixture of vinegar and lemon juice, and water will do the trick. Combine these ingredients together and spray them on your windows. Streaks are caused when the windows dry unevenly in direct sunlight.
To clean the windows from the inside, use a microfibre cloth and warm water, which is suitable for harder surfaces. However, for more stubborn stains, you should use an ink rubber which will get rid of them. But if you rub too much, this will cause even more damage in the long run. When cleaning the frames from the outside, there are a few ways you can do this. A hose with water can be sprayed to remove any stains from the outside. Then, after this, scrub the frames with a mild detergent system, which removes even more dirt and ensures that dirty water doesn’t drip towards the bottom of the frame. Then, use the hose again to rinse down the frames, and they will be in pristine condition. If you do this regularly, the doors and windows will look as good as new.
It is very important to keep your windows and doors in a clean condition because natural sunlight can enter your home much easier, saving you plenty of money on your heating and energy bills. A smeared window is an eyesore for potential visitors and buyers, so it is very important to keep it clean for longer. Aluminium is very easy to clean because the powdered coating is durable, helping the windows and doors last a very long time. However, it is important not to scrub the frames too hard. Otherwise, the powdered coating will scrape off.
We hope that this article was helpful in helping you clean your windows and doors. It is very cost effective because you don’t have to hire a window cleaner. A streak free window will also give you unparalleled views and an enjoyable window to look at. If you have any more questions, then give us a call on 01623 651982, and our friendly team will be here to help you.