How To Care For Timber Windows And Doors?

Timber windows and doors are a beautiful addition to any home. They also add value to the property because they tend to be more expensive than uPVC windows and doors. Not only do timber windows and doors make your house look aesthetically pleasing, but they also provide insulation for the inside of your home during the winter months and help keep it cool in the summer. If you’re looking for an alternative that will last longer while giving your house some style, then timber may be the best choice! However, it’s important to remember that timber windows and doors require regular maintenance. In this blog post we will walk you through the best ways to keep your windows and doors looking great for year to come.

Regular cleaning

To keep your timber windows and doors looking good, we recommend you do the following to maintain their appearance. For general cleaning use a soft cloth with water mixed with soap or washing-up liquid. Using too much detergent may leave streaks so for hard dirt such as grease marks it is best to dilute some washing up liquid without any water then rinse it off again with clean water.

Hardware checks

There are a few simple steps that you can take to keep your door and window locks in good working order. When was the last time you checked the hinges on both sides of the door? And when was the last time you cleaned off dirt and grime from handles/plates using a soft cloth (avoid abrasive detergents)? You might want to have a look at your window and door hardware ahead of winter and lubricate it with light oil.

Repaint when necessary

When a timber window or door is damaged, the first thing to do before repairing it is assess how serious the damage is. Serious cracks will need more extensive repairs and restoration work but if you have just a few scratches on your surface, they can be repaired quickly with filler and re-painting or staining. This quick rule of thumb should help save time and money when restoring your timber surfaces back to their original luster. If you’re not sure what level of repair would be best for your project, contact us! 

To keep your timber looking its best throughout the years, make sure you take care of them by following these simple guidelines. And if you feel like your timber windows need replacement, contact our friendly team here and we’ll be happy to offer a free, no-obligation quote and professional advice on replacements!