Although the uPVC Windows are designed to resist ordinary attacks from outside, it is as well to maintain them in order to keep the profiles, the gaskets and the hardware clean.
Maintenance of the windows & doors.
The maintenance of uPVC windows and doors is very simple. They can be cleaned using a soft damp sponge, soaked if required in a non-abrasive household detergent. Never use an abrasive product, a corrosive liquid, acetone solvent or an aromatic solvent (benzene, petrol, acetone, turpentine essence, .). Profiles, which are difficult to clean, can be treated using `Decoclean` that can be obtained from PVC Windows Australia or other special products available commercially, without any danger for the surface of the uPVC.
Maintenance of the gaskets.
The gaskets and seals are made from TPE (thermoplastic elastomer). It is advisable to powder the seals with talc once a year so that they retain their flexibility. This will also give them an increased length of life. They should not, however, be allowed to come into contact with concentrated detergents or with products manufactured from them.
Maintenance of hardware.
The uPVC windows and doors are fitted with high quality hardware. In order to make it work properly, all the moving parts should be checked at least once per year and lubricated if necessary. In addition, the tilt and turn mechanism might have to be adjusted occasionally: your window fabricator can carry out this work if necessary.