You have made lots of effort and done a lot of research in order to purchase the most ideal frames for your house.
However, after the purchase, in order to get the most out of your frames for many years to come, you should ensure their proper maintenance, which will increase their life expectancy.
Here we have some useful tips and instructions to help you maintain your frames in the best possible condition, with proper appearance and efficiency.
If you notice dust or dirt on the frame surface, it is an indication that cleaning is necessary.
But how do we clean a frame?
The most important thing you should keep in mind is not to harm the functionality and appearance of the frame while cleaning it.
A very soft cloth or sponge, lots of water and a mild cleaning product (like dish washing detergent) are ideal.
Be careful: it is inadvisable to use water with the pressure of a watering hose. Keep in mind that if your house is near the sea or an industrial area, you will need to clean your frames more frequently.
It is obvious that each frame has been through a certain painting process. For the frame to maintain its initial excellent appearance, you should be aware of some things: Do not stick adhesive tape or other kinds of tape on the paint, because it may harm it. The same thing applies to construction materials that may have stuck while building your house, such as cement, plaster, lime etc.
Maintain the proper frame appearance, paying attention to its surface. If you notice traces of silicone, use some methylated spirits which can be found in the stores and a soft piece of cloth or some cotton, and remove them by rubbing carefully. You should also not choose rough cloths, wire sponges or strong cleaning products when caring for your frames, because you might harm them.
ESPECIALLY FOR SLIDING-OPENING FRAMES:
In the case of sliding frames, take care so that the sliding tracks don’t come into contact with dirt or other hard elements. The brushes should remain clean, without dirt or glue.
As far as the opening frames are concerned, for excellent tightness and durability, pay attention to the rubber parts and oil all the moving parts of the frame.
PROPER FRAME OPENING-CLOSING:
The technician who will install the frames in your house, will also show you the proper opening-closing way, which you should carefully use, especially if it concerns tilting mechanism frames. If you notice movement blockage, do not attempt to fix the problem on your own, because you might make it worse. The best solution in this case is to call a technician from the service department of the company where you bought your frames.
ESPECIALLY FOR ROLLERS:
As previously mentioned, we should pay special attention to the way the technician opens and closes the frames – this is also true for rollers. If the electric mechanism is blocked, call the technician to solve the problem, as roller mechanisms are complicated and any careless action from our part could bring about the opposite result.
POSSIBLE MALFUNCTION CAUSES:
Take into consideration that frames might malfunction in case you do not follow the technicians’ instructions, if you do not follow the maintenance tips, if you allow non-authorized people to deal with frame handling, in case of extreme weather conditions etc.
SOME LAST BASIC TIPS:
1) Take advantage of the after sales support ability by the service technicians for any information, advice or question.
2) When the frame installation is completed, remove all protective tapes and clean the surfaces the proper way.
3) Check the condition of the rubber parts or the air-tightness brushes. Keep note that the rubber parts should be replaced every 9 years for better tightness.
4) The more frequently and carefully you clean the painted profiles, the better the frame paint will be reflected.
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