Your windows and doors should effectively last around 30-35 years. However, as with most things, this can’t be guaranteed if they aren’t correctly maintained. Not keeping an eye on their condition can lead to premature and expensive replacements.
Failure to correctly maintain windows can result in sealant (caulking) failure. Sealant failure will lead to moisture entering the cavity and cause damp and damage to the surrounding areas. There’s a number of ways that your sealant can become faulty but if it’s fixed quickly there shouldn’t be any lasting damage to your property.
Window maintenance can improve efficiency
Having poorly functioning windows can also affect your property’s efficiency and running costs. Where there are potentially gaps due to damage caulking and worn sealant, water and air will be entering your property. It can also cause condensation in the winter, leading to mould and mildew.
Windows maintenance can of course help prevent all these issues and save you money on avoidable emergency call outs.
- Adjustment of window alignment
- Adjustment of locks
- Window handles, cylinders and adjustment
- Lubricating operating equipment and adjustment
- Window brush seals and adjustment
- Glass checks for compliance and damage
- Making sure you are satisfied with the level/speed of operation of yourwindows
- A complete service sheet and authorised technician checklist
With preventative maintenance, you shouldn’t have to worry about any surprising issues that would lead you spending money when you’re least expecting it. It will also help keep those energy bills down and protect your wallet!
At Windrush Doors & Windows, we have experience dealing with all types of windows, including wooden, aluminium and PVCu. We’ll come along with a range of popular hardware brands to gets things fitted and fixed straight away.
We are Construction Line, Chass and Certas accredited to give you peace of mind that any work we carry out is done to the highest of standards.
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