How to care for plastic windows in winter: simple and practical tips

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More and more Ukrainian prefer new windows, because they guarantee warmth, comfort and protection against drafts. But we should not forget about proper care – through simple acts windows will serve you for many years.

In addition, this year’s winter in Transcarpathia was a record cold and snow, so extra security measures will be even more relevant.

Each of the components of the window (frame, insulating glass units, drainage holes, leaf, seals, fittings) needs special care. The maintenance of plastic windows in winter is reduced to two simple but important processes – cleaning and lubrication.

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Cleaning. Use a soft brush to clean of snow outer side of the frame and drip strip. As for the window inside the room – frame and drainage holes should also be cleaned of contaminants. The plastic surface of internal side of the window frame (1) is recommend to be cleaned with a soft cloth wetted in the warm soap solution (it is preferably to use microfiber cloth). To clear the drainage holes (2) you should open leafs and wipe the bottom of the frame with a cloth. The dust from drainage holes can be removed with a toothpick.

Lubrication. The process is reduced to lubrication of the rubber seals (3) and accessories (4). Without proper care seals crack, so experts recommend to lubricate them at least 2 times a year. It is not difficult – you just open the shutter, cloth and wipe seals with silicone grease (suitable silicone spray or in the form of a pencil). As for accessories, it is recommended to lubricate it with specialized oil – two drops of oil will save the moving mechanisms of jamming during severe frosts.

Also do not forget about ventilation. It is recommended to ventilate the room 3-4 times a day, to open the window even for a few minutes to prevent fogging. This extremely simple process will prolong the life of the plastic window.

For further information, please contact the nearest office of Nоbilex in your region.

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