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Home Maintenance in the Overberg – Maintaining Wooden Window Frames

Wooden window frames require regular maintenance so save yourself time and money in the long run and ensure that your window frames are kept in optimum condition. You can do this yourself by cleaning your window frames regularly and checking them for signs of damage and wear.

Firstly begin by removing all loose dust with a clean, dry cloth. Secondly use soapy water or dish-washing liquid and wash the frame. If you are not happy with the results then wash again. Thirdly, check for damage as are a few easy things you can check for to see if your window frame is in good condition or not. Frames should be inspected every six months and treated or repainted as required.

Wooden windows can attract mould if not regularly treated to seal out moisture.
If repainting, ensure the frame and joints are properly cleaned, prepared and undercoated prior to painting.

Check the weather stripping and the seal which must be completely free from damage. Check for moisture between your window panes. If there is any, it is quite likely that your window’s seal has a leak.

Lubricate moving parts such as rollers, locks and hinges with a silicone-based spray. Annually is recommended though more frequent cleaning is required in seaside locations.
Checks seals as these can perish over time and allow rain and air to enter your home.

For reliable home maintenance in the Overberg contact Nick at Donnelly Home Maintenance