Here at Andy Glass Windows we want you to get the most out of your new windows and doors. Our high-performance range is generally very low maintenance, however to lengthen its lifespan and keep it looking as good as new follow these simple 'Dos & Don'ts' to ensure continual optimum performance from your products.
Clean the glass regularly with a good quality liquid spray glass cleaner
Frequently wash down the uPVC profiles with warm soapy water and wipe dry
Only use cleaning materials which do not impair anti-corrosion properties of the surface coatings
Use cream cleaners for isolated stubborn stains on white uPVC only. Apply with a damp cloth using minimal pressure
Ensure drainage slots are un-blocked and free from dirt and debris
Keep all tracks clear of dust and debris in order to reduce wear and tear on sliding parts
Check all fire escapes’ hardware regularly for wear and tear and a consistent fit
Ensure conservatory gutters and their outlets are kept clear of leaves and debris to ensure unobstructed flow
All moving mechanical parts are lubricated – hinges, locks and keep plates will benefit from a small application of silicone based spray at least once a year.
Use any type of bleach, solvent (e.g. white spirit, methylated spirits, nail varnish remover) or adhesives
Use abrasives or brass cleaner on furniture: handles, door knockers, letter plates
Use glass cleaner on the uPVC profile
Use abrasive paste or cream cleaners on any uPVC profile
Use high pressure or steam cleaners
Use any abrasive papers, such as sandpaper
Use excessive loads on the windows and doors
Lean ladders against conservatory guttering
Paint the uPVC profile
Use any unspecified tools
Use abrasive or solvent-based cleaners on self-cleaning glass
Visit our brochure download page to download the care, operations and maintenance guides.