Many home owners are often fearful of how to maintain your timber windows. After all, unlike UPVC or aluminium windows the resins which rise to the surface can cause discolouring and increase the possibilities of leakage. Yet, having specialised in the supply and fitting of timber windows since 1986, Cherwell have witnessed substantial improvements in the solidity of timber frames and reduced need for maintenance.
In this article we’ll be exploring what maintenance may be required to maintain your timber windows throughout their life. This will include exploring the various coatings available on the market today, how to deal with sticky resin and what other damage you should keep an eye out for. You’ll then be in a better position to care for your beloved windows and ensure that they keep your home secure and warm for years to come.
Choosing a supplier
Whilst the future care of your windows is vital, the level of maintenance that will be required is often heavily dependent upon your supplier of choice. This is because suppliers’ products are often assembled in different ways and utilise different quality materials.
The first key to choosing a supplier is to consider their customer reviews. This is as reviews published on websites such as TrustPilot will provide you with an indication of the supplier’s quality of product and service level. When checking these websites, however, ensure that you do not simply consider the star ratings but also take time to delve into the comments being made. These comments will often reveal common trends in the company’s performance, whether they be good or bad.
Heritage is also incredibly important as those suppliers with years of experience are able to bring unique knowledge to the table. You’ll also find that suppliers with years in the industry are able to source materials for greater value and maintain greater quality of product due to the relationships they have built with manufacturers. This is something which Cherwell prides itself on achieving since 1986.
Finally, enquiring to how the supplier assembles their products is pivotal. This is as frames put together on-site will often require greater maintenance in the future. Frames manufactured in factories, however, have greater consistency. They also tend to go through a stringent process to ensure that there are no unwanted gaps remaining between its various elements, which will only become more significant once installed.
Your timber windows are now well protected
Having chosen an experienced supplier, protected your windows from UV and performed a spring clean; your timber windows are now well protected. If you’re still questioning whether to install such windows onto your home due to the maintenance involved, request a call from our team. They will be able to advise you on all things necessary to maintain your timber windows, and when. In doing so, you can be assured as to whether the investment is wise.