Window Cleaning

Self clean windows – will they replace window cleaners?

Posted on February 24, 2016 at 7:52 pm

First there were self clean skylights now there are self clean windows. As great as they sound, can this be bad news for window cleaners? Well, at the moment the simple answer is no. A self cleaning window is nowhere near as competent as a professional window cleaner. They‘re merely designed to use the rain to stay clean, but they’re always going to collect dirt and dust, and eventually even self cleaning windows need cleaning! It’s normal for skylight to be ‘self cleaning’ and that’s because people don’t want to be going up on the roof every couple of weeks to ensure they have a clean view, and whilst they can stay cleaner than a standard rooflight, they will eventually need a good detailed clean, and we reccomend that you always hire a professional for this.

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Repairing Damaged Window Frames

Posted on February 17, 2016 at 11:22 am

When window frames are poorly maintained, damage is the inevitable consequence. Wood is perhaps the biggest culprit in the matter, as after time the water-proof paint guarding the wood underneath can peel off, and then the wood will be subjected to the elements. Once wood is exposed, it can attract wood-rot and mould, and begin to deteriorate. Likewise with other materials used for creating window frames.

The benefits of using wood is that, so long as you ensure that the wood used is protected, it can last a long time. Also, unlike with most other alternative materials used for window frames, wooden window frames have the advantage of being able to be repaired. A variety of products can be used, such as wood filler, mould remover, and gloss paint, in order to repair and protect your wood window frames.

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