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Looking After Your Glass

Taking Care of Your Windows

The windows in our home are generally taken advantage of. We don’t normally think of them as something that needs to be regularly maintained – as long as we prevent anything from smashing into them then we’re doing our jobs, right?

But that’s not really the case. Like any other part of a house or specific piece of furniture, windows need to be looked after so they can do their job (allowing us to view outside and keeping the cold from entering) for as long as possible.

Here, we’re going to look at what we can do to properly maintain our windows.

Regularly Clean

This might seem like an obvious suggestion, but there are many people who don’t clean their windows on a regular basis, and then they wonder why nothing is visible! They need to be cleaned, but what’s more important is just how they are cleaned.

For the best results, you might consider investing in a squeegee. These will do the job properly, rather than simply moving the dirt around the glass with a wet cloth. Basic products are normally quite inexpensive (under £10), but there are more advanced models out there if you’re fully committed to the task at hand.

Get yourself some window cleaner – everyone has their favourite brand, find out that works well for you and stick with it. Fill a bucket with some warm water and mix in some of the detergent, before dipping in your squeegee and scraping it across the glass. Note – if you’re doing the inside of the window, put down a towel first to prevent the window sill becoming wet.

Alternatively, you could just employ a window cleaner to service your glass, and you won’t have to worry about anything else.

Frames and Hinges

It’s not just the glass that needs maintaining, however, you need to pay attention to the window in its entirety. The frames are easy to clean, but can build up a lot of dust over time so make sure you do it whenever necessary. Basic wood polish and a cloth will work here just fine.

Hinges can be a little more difficult, as there’s more to it than simply cleaning. Over time they tend to wear out quicker than any other section of the window, so it’s a good idea to occasionally oil them so that the friction doesn’t cause any damage.


If you see a scratch on the window, no matter where it is and no matter how big or deep, it’s important that you take care of it. Long-term, an untreated scratch can lead to large problems – and you could find yourself needing to replace the glass completely.

Scratch Repair offers a scratch removal service that will restore your glass to optimum condition. You won’t have to worry about your windows looking untidy or becoming damaged, our methods are proven to bring positive results.

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