Tips for proper sash window care

One of the most integral parts of a home is the windows, but they can be somewhat fragile. They could pose serious problems in terms of safety, efficiency, and security when left in a state of disrepair. Windows may not appear all that complicated when you first look at them. However, they require the right kind of attention and care to keep them in the right condition. This can involve calling on David Humble, the leading name for sash window restoration Northumberland has.

Cleaning your windows the right way

sash window restoration NorthumberlandYou need to care for your windows to preserve them. Without this upkeep, they can become incredibly difficult and even impossible to operate. Regular maintenance enables you to catch smaller problems before they develop into irreparable issues.

You should regularly clean the frame, sill, glass, and track to help your sashes work the way they are meant to. First, vacuum the tracks and sill to remove any dirt and debris. You can use a small brush to help clean corners, niches, and holes. This discourages insects and mould growth as well as keeping tracks clear to allow for smooth closing and opening. In addition, you will be better able to spot damage and issues when there is no dirt on your windows.

Use a water and mild soap mixture when washing window glass. You should steer clear of chemicals, petroleum-based solvents, and high-pressure sprays. The reason for this is the damage they can cause to various parts including the insulating glass seal.

Opt to wash the windows on a cloudy day because direct sunlight can dry the glass before you get the chance to finish, leaving behind residue. Thoroughly rinse and then dry the glass after washing. You should also wash the sill and frame. Be careful how much water you use here though; you don’t want it to soak into the wood.

The specialist sash window restoration Northumberland deserves

Numerous problems can arise with sashes, leaving them looking poor or preventing you from being able to operate them. When this is the case, it is best to ring a professional to come in and take care of these tasks for you. David Humble has a plethora of tools and a wealth of knowledge. This ensures you receive a first class solution to various issues including draughts, broken glass, timber rot, and more.

Reach out to speak to us about the sash window restoration Northumberland loves using. You can reach us at 01670 515622 or use the contact form on the site.