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CARING FOR YOUR JOINERY

Maintain your aluminium windows and doors by washing them regularly. Remember aluminium joinery is low maintenance, not no maintenance.

 

WHAT TO USE?

Use a mild soap, warm water and a quality soft-bristled brush or cloth. Dishwashing liquid is always handy and works well. Simply wash the entire frame with soapy water, rinse with clean water and dry to avoid streaking.

POINTS TO NOTE

Proper drainage is important to extend the lifetime of your windows and doors. Remove any debris clogging drain holes. And ensure sliding door tracks are clean and free from debris. Reduce condensation by removing or limiting moisture sources and improving ventilation. Excessive moisture can reduce performance and cause permanent damage. For more information about reducing condensation in your home, check out our helpful guide to condensation and talk to your local Fairview fabricator.

WHAT NOT TO USE?

Never use solvent cleaners as they can damage the powdercoating on your windows and doors. Common solvents like petrol, acetates, thinners and Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) are very damaging, including Jif.

Highly acidic, alkali and many common household solvent or alcohol-based cleaners are also not recommended.

HOW OFTEN

  • Coastal - clean every 3 months
  • Geothermal - clean every 3 months
  • Industrial - clean every 3 months
  • Rural - clean twice a year
  • Residential - clean twice a year

FURTHER TIPS

Opening louvre windows to different angles will allow the sun to make contact evenly across the surface to assist with uniform colouration and drying.

WARNING

PAINT SPLASHES, SEALANTS, CONCRETE AND MORTAR

After first testing a non-visible area, remove paint or sealant splashes with a cloth soaked in methylated spirits. Spirit must be washed off immediately with soapy water after use. During construction concrete and mortar splashes can damage your joinery.

SUNSCREENS

It is important to note that sunscreens containing Zinc or Titanium oxides, will damage the powdercoat surface of your joinery over time. It is recommended that joinery which has come into contact with sunscreens, either during construction or in general, is cleaned with soapy water and then rinsed clean immediately.