Care / Maintenance

Tips for cleaning and maintenance

Initial cleaning of PVC windows after installation

Despite all the care taken by the craftsmen during installation, soiling as mortar splatters, fingerprints, wallpaper paste, color splatters etc. may occur. Most soiling can easily be removed. Mortar and colur splatters generally can be removed with a semi-rigid putty knife. Carefully scrape the soiling off and wipe with a damp cloth.

How to care for your new PVC window frames

Our window profiles are made of weathering resistant high-quality PVC that requires low maintenance. Common soiling on the even, non-porous and hygienic surface caused by rain and dust can easily be removed with normal washing-up liquid. 

Never use cleansing agents that can damage the surface as abrasives or chemicals (e.g. nitro diluter), benzene or similar agents. Clean your windows as required according to the type and level of soiling. In the case of soiling that cannot be removed as described here, please consult Builders Windows and Doors.

How to care for the gaskets

The gaskets of your PVC window are made of high-quality weathering and ageing resistant (EPDM).  Remember when cleaning your windows to also remove dust and soiling from the gasket. 

To durably conserve the gaskets elasticity and functionality apply special silicone oil every now and then.

How to care for the hardware

To conserve your hardware’s functionality and movability you should lubricate it once in a while. Use oil to lubricate the movable parts of your hardware and non-corroding grease or petroleum jelly (Vaseline) for the locking points. By this means you can conserve your windows functionality.

For further information please consult Builders Windows & Doors or inform about our service contracts.