Timber Window and Door Maintenance

As is the case with most things in life, timber sash windows and traditional French doors need to be looked after if you want them to last. While maintenance may be the last thing on your mind, and it’s easy to push it back until next year, it’s not recommended. Window and door maintenance isn’t as difficult as it sounds.

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The Importance of Window Maintenance and Looking After Your Doors

You wouldn’t leave your car to build up dirt and dust for years. It looks so much nicer when it looks all sparkly and clean, and the same can be said for your windows and doors.

Regular door and window maintenance ensures that the factory spray paint retains its brightness for an extended period since it is not constantly exposed to dirt and dust throughout the year. Additionally, the reduced presence of dead insects, dirt, and small leaves decreases the likelihood of rot formation.

If we return to the car analogy….if you don’t get your car fixed and it has a fault, it doesn’t magically go away. If anything, it gets worse. The longer you wait to fix a problem, likely the more expensive it will be to get resolved. 

Window and door maintenance is no different, if you leave a small fault it will only turn into a bigger problem, causing bigger and more expensive repairs down the line.

Don’t Neglect Your Window and Door Maintenance

It’s important to regularly maintain your windows and doors. Whether it’s double-glazed sash window maintenance or French door maintenance, maintenance is essential for keeping your doors and windows looking pristine. However, what happens when you forget to do this?

  1. Your new windows and doors will rot (especially if they’re softwood).
  2. You’ll have dirt and grime build up, making your new windows and doors look really old.
  3. The cost of maintaining and repairing them will be even more expensive in the future.
  4. If your seals have worn away, water will start coming in through your windows and doors or around them.

3 Steps to Maintain Your Windows and Doors

Nobody likes the idea of maintaining their windows and doors, but it’s crucial if you want them to stay beautiful for as long as possible. 

These 3 small steps for window maintenance and door care are sufficient and go a long way in saving you time and money in the long run.

Inspect for dirt

Inspect your windows and doors fortnightly or, at the very least, monthly. Look for any dirt build-up, chips or cracks in the paint. Dealing with these issues early on will only take 30 minutes of your time and can save you future hassle.

Clean the insides and outsides

Your windows and doors need to be regularly cleaned on both the inside and outside, ideally once a month. If you’re tight for time, at the least aim for at least 4 times a year.

Refresh with a splash of paint 

Painting is essential for double-glazed sash window maintenance and traditional French doors. Unless they’re made of Accoya, all windows and doors should be painted every 4 to 6 years.

If you don’t have time, that’s OK. Most services, like decorators or window cleaners, will let you know when your windows and doors are in need of a little TLC.

Your Experts in Window and Doors

For almost two decades, we have been creating bespoke double-glazed sash windows and doors throughout London with the goal of providing high-quality service for our customers whilst bringing their visions to life. Let our past projects speak for themselves.

We create beautiful-looking windows and doors that you’ll actually want to keep maintained and looking pristine. With our window and door maintenance tips, you’ll be able to keep your windows and doors the envy of your neighbours. Any idea big or small, get in touch!

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