Our doors, windows and conservatories bear the brunt a lot weather-wise, it’s essential to show them a little TLC and maintenance now and then. Maintenance will also extend the life of your joinery and keep them looking great!
Here are a few things to stay on top of:
Check hinges and handles for any wear and tear to make sure everything is oiled and working correctly. It should be easy and smooth to open.
Cleaning out gutters and drainpipes around conservatories to make sure no there is no water damage in the future. This is something to be mindful of around autumn. A build-up of leaves can block your gutters and pipes.
Keep an eye on your joinery each season to make sure there is no damage caused by wear and tear and the weather. It’s always important to check thoroughly in the Spring for coat damage and hinge issues.
If you have painted joinery, wear and tear may cause damage over the years. Whilst A&D work towards making sure your new installations are perfect, over the years they may get damaged. Make sure you repaint and spot any chips to extend the life of your doors and window frames.
Some windows, however, such as UPVC, aren’t painted and will not need to be repainted for maintenance purposes.
A large part of maintaining your joinery is good, old, plain and simple cleaning. Wiping first to remove dust and then with a soft damp cloth to remove any dirt and debris from use. And removing dust from the seals around your windows and doors can go a long way to help maintain and keep your joinery looking and working as good as new.