Roof windows are a great way to let natural light into the property, but they also require some maintenance in order to keep them functioning properly. In this blog post, we will discuss how to maintain your roof windows so that you can enjoy their benefits for years to come.
Cleaning The Frame
Cleaning the frame of your roof windows at least once a year will help to prevent dirt and debris from building up and making it difficult to open and close the windows. You can use a soft lint-free cloth to gently remove any dirt or grime. In addition, it’s important to check the seals around the windows to make sure they are intact. Finally, be sure to keep the area around your roof windows clear of leaves and other debris. Taking these simple steps will help to prolong the life of your roof windows and keep them looking good for years to come.
Cleaning The Glass
Cleaning the panes is the most important thing you can do to maintain your roof windows. You should do this at least once a year, and more often if they’re particularly dirty. The best way to clean the panes is to use a soft cloth and soapy water. Start by dusting off any loose dirt, then wipe the pane in a circular motion using the cloth dipped in soapy water. Once you’ve cleaned all of the panes, rinse them with clean water and dry them with a soft cloth. If you have any stubborn stains, you can use a window cleaner or vinegar diluted in water. In order to reach all of the panes, you may need to use a ladder. Be sure to set it up safely and follow all safety instructions. Once you’ve finished cleaning the panes, close the window and enjoy the view!
Removing Snow And Ice
Removing snow and ice from your roof windows is important to prevent damage to the window and frame. You can use a shovel or brush to remove the snow, but be careful not to scrape or scratch the surface of the window. If there is ice on the window, you can use a de-icing product to melt it. Just be sure to follow the instructions carefully and avoid getting any chemicals on other surfaces, such as your gutters or shingles. In addition, it’s important to check the seals around your roof windows on occasion and make sure they are still intact as over time, weather and temperature changes can cause the sealant to deteriorate, which can allow moisture and air to leak into your home. If you notice any cracks or gaps in the sealant, you should apply new sealant as soon as possible. By following these simple tips, you can help keep your roof windows in good condition for years to come.
Cleaning The Hinges
Cleaning the hardware on your window is important to maintain its longevity. You want to avoid using harsh chemicals as they can damage the finish. Instead, use a soft cloth and soapy water. Once a year, you should also lubricate the moving parts with a silicone-based lubricant. Cleaning the hinges is important to keep them from corroding. You can use a toothbrush or other small brush to clean the hinge area. Be sure to dry the area completely afterwards so that there is no moisture left that could cause corrosion.
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