How to Clean Your Aluminium Windows and Doors

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 aluminium 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 first thing you should do is clean the glass. One way of doing it is by spraying a multi-purpose cleaner. Then, use a microfibre cloth to clean the streaks from left to right and top to bottom. Other methods could be helpful. for instance, a squeegee removes the streaks easier.

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Aluminium Windows

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An aluminium frame can get damaged very easily. Cotton buds will clean off stubborn residue easier. And it will keep your frame in immaculate condition.

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 issues in the long run.

Choose a homemade cleaner which reduces the impact of stains. A mixture of vinegar, lemon juice, and water will do the trick. Combine these ingredients together and spray them on your aluminium windows. Streaks are caused when the windows dry unevenly in direct sunlight.

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How To Clean the Door From the Inside

To clean the windows from the inside, use a microfibre cloth and warm water, which is ideal for harder surfaces. However, for more stubborn stains, use an ink rubber which will get rid of them. But if you rub too much, this causes 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 look immaculate. By doing this regularly, the door lasts longer.

 It is very important to keep your aluminium windows and doors in a clean condition because natural sunlight can flood into your customers’ homes. This saves money on your heating and energy bills. A smeared aluminium 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 aluminium windows and doors. It is very cost effective because you don’t have to hire a window cleaner. A streak free window will give you unparalleled views and an enjoyable window to look at. If you have any more questions, then give us a call at 01623 651982, and our friendly team will be on hand to help you.

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