Winter Window Care: Ensuring the Longevity of your Windows No Matter the Weather
28 September 2018
The winter months are fast approaching and with them come concern about how the harsher weather conditions will affect our homes. It is essential to make sure that your windows are up to the task of protecting you from low temperatures and the possibility of cracks in the glass and rot.
Here at The Heritage Window Company, we are confident that our range of aluminium windows are strong enough and durable enough to withstand all that comes with winter. To give you extra peace of mind, we have collated a number of top tips to help you ensure the longevity of your windows throughout the winter months. Take a look:
Choose the Right Material
The material you select for your windows is extremely important – you need a material that has inherent strength and durability, as well as aesthetic value. Aluminium is the perfect material if you’re looking for long-lasting windows that you can rely upon to keep out the winter weather and keep you warm while it lasts.In comparison to other materials such as steel and uPVC, aluminium is both stronger and more effective at preventing heat loss, thus keeping you warm and reducing your energy wastage and energy bills. At The Heritage Window Company, we also supply aluminium windows that can supplied in a RAL colour polyester powder coat finish that won’t discolour or rust, even in bad weather conditions. For windows that look attractive throughout the winter months and beyond, aluminium is certainly the material that you want.
Check Your Windows
Checking your windows for any damage on a regular basis doesn’t take too long at all – this is most important in the weeks preceding the winter months, before the cold weather sets in.It is unlikely that once you have purchased and installed your aluminium windows, you will find any fault in them at all. However, with other materials there is a chance that small gaps may appear between the window, frame and wall. It is important to check for such gaps, to prevent any heat loss or cold weather seeping in when winter hits. Ensure you install aluminium windows from The Heritage Window Company for the best results – each window also comes with a 10-year guarantee.Clean Your Windows
Clean windows and clean aluminium window frames work better at keeping out the colder weather, meaning removing debris and cleaning the glass on a regular basis throughout the winter months is a very good idea.Avoid leaving streaks on your windows and keep them looking beautiful even during winter by using a gentle cleaning solution and a ‘squeegee’ tool, that will ensure even the most abnormally-shaped windows remain clean.
Beware of Moisture
Checking and cleaning your windows is all well and good, but once moisture and rot sets in, you will have more than just snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures to worry about this winter! The strength and durability of aluminium windows, and the effectiveness of our triple glazing will ensure that the windows’ insulation properties remain in-tact.Too much moisture on the inside of your windows can stain your window seal and frames, and more worryingly, can rot wooden frames. Short term fixes include using oscillating fans to prevent condensation but ultimately, your best bet is to invest in excellent quality aluminium windows. This will not only protect your home, but it will be more cost effective in the long term.
Learn more about the benefits of our aluminium windows on our aluminium windows page.