We are experts at creating custom built windows with timber frames for homeowners in the Perth area. We love timber for many reasons, but one is that it is so easy to maintain if you do it correctly. We would like to tell you about the easy ways to maintain timber window frames.
Inspect for Cracks
It is crucial to inspect your window frames for cracks at least every six months. If you incorporate routine inspections with other maintenance tasks, this one will go on “autopilot” simply by keeping your eyes open.
If you find a crack or rotting, chisel out the bad part and use a wood filler in the hole. When the filler dries, sand it so it matches the rest of the window. This will also keep it from falling out.
Wash with Mild Soap Regularly
It’s easy to keep your windows clean. Just wash them regularly with mild soap and water. Buildup of dirt, dust or other particles can damage the window and allow rotting microorganisms to take root on your window.
High Quality Finish
Choose a high quality finish such as timber oil for your frames. For windows facing the sun, it is advisable to choose a product with more pigment to protect the timber from UV rays. They will make your windows look better and make them easier to keep clean.
Refinish on a Regular Basis
Even high quality stain, paint and oil need to be refinished on a regular basis. This protects the surface of your timber and keeps your windows looking new.
Avoid High-Pressure Cleaning
Don’t use high pressure machines on your windows. They can force water or acidic cleaners into your timber or finish. They don’t need it anyway if you are maintaining them correctly.