Getting your garden ready for the hot weather? Don’t forget your windows!

Lovely looking windows!

The heat is on in the East Midlands: if you haven’t prepared your garden for summer yet, you’d better get a move on! And when you do, don’t forget to smarten up your windows, doors and conservatories…

I’m guessing we all do our share of garden tidying – some weeding, edging and grass-cutting – when the warmer months begin to show their hand. But our windows, porches and Nottingham made conservatories are areas often get overlooked. Summer is the time we do most entertaining outside, be it simple barbecue or glorified garden party. And, like it or not, your visitors will inevitably register the state of your windows as well as your borders!

The fact that at KLG Rutland we use high quality materials and fittings doesn’t matter: nobody yet makes glazing products that totally look after themselves – not even the Swedes! The simple truth is that a little bit of maintenance can go a long way. It’s not hard to do and will make your doors and windows look and function better for years to come. Here are some dead simple tips to keep things looking smart:

  • Pretty obvious, but clean the glass with a standard window cleaning spray. If outside glass is really filthy, soap and water first won’t go amiss
  • Wipe down your uPVC frames or polycarbonate sheets every few months with warm, soapy water and a sponge (avoid using any solvent-based cleaners) to prevent grime building up, going particularly carefully near sealant
  • Lightly lubricate moving parts with something like 3-in-1 oil or WD-40 (yes, we know: and you might enjoy the link!)
  • Make sure window and door tracks are reasonably clean and clear of bits of debris (and dead insects!)
  • From personal experience it definitely pays to keep everything in good working order ahead of time. Discovering a broken handle and a permanently shut bedroom window in a 30C heatwave is no joke!

If you’ve any questions about maintenance or would like to find out more, submit an online enquiry or visit our showrooms at The Mill, Queens Road East in Beeston or Rutland House, Nottingham Road in Ilkeston.