How to maintain doors and windows

Everything has a life cycle. In order to extend the using time, basic maintenance needs to be done regularly. Windows and doors, as an important part of the home, also require us to do a regular checking.

In this article, I will introduce how to maintain windows and doors correctly which is related to the normal use and safety performance of windows and doors.

Notes on doors and windows

1. When the windows and doors are installed, the protective film on the surface of the profile should be removed in time. Protective film should be lightly torn off and should not be removed with hand tools to prevent scratches on the painted surface.

2. Doors and windows are equipped with a drainage system to ensure the watertight performance of doors and windows. Do not block the drainage holes of doors and windows, otherwise, the drainage performance of doors and windows will be reduced, which will cause rainwater infiltration in rainy and snowy weather.

3. When pushing and pulling doors and windows, the force point should be in the middle of the doors and windows. Do not use too much force when pushing and pulling to avoid the derailment of the pulley and reduce the service life of the doors and windows.

4. There is a large temperature difference between indoor and outdoor in winter. When the indoor humidity is too high, it is easy to cause condensation on the glass surface. Please adjust the indoor humidity in time and open the windows appropriately for ventilation.

5. Close the window on a windy day.

6. Do not hit the surface of doors and windows with sharp tools to prevent surface scratches and other damage.

Tips when you cleaning the doors and windows  

1. Surface cleaning, including cleaning the inner and outer frames and glass.

1.1. If there is dirt on the inside and outside surfaces of doors and windows, you can scrub it with a neutral water-soluble washing solution. Especially when there is dirt on the surface of door and window profiles, sandpaper or sharp blades should not be used to avoid damaging the decorative surface of doors and windows. Do not use strong corrosive or solvent-based chemical liquids such as acetone.

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1.2. For the cleaning work of the inner frame, wipe the inner frame with water after the soft cloth is slightly moistened with water.

1.3. For glass cleaning, use glass water, or water mixed with neutral detergent, wet the soft cloth, wipe the glass, and wipe the water off the edges.

1.4. Cleaning of screens and screens: Move the screens to a place where they can be flushed and flush directly on the surface of the screen; you can also wipe the screen or screen frame with a soft cloth after wetting. Do not use direct contact with hard objects So as not to break the gauze.

2. The grooves at the joints of door and window frame fans, hardware transmission parts, and sliding rails of sliding doors and folding doors should be cleaned regularly to prevent the sediment from adversely affecting the use of hardware. Can be cleaned with a soft brush or vacuum cleaner. Note: After finishing the interior engineering, the above parts need to be cleaned before use!

Doors and windows accessories

How to choose a good lock and lock cylinder?

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Locks and lock cores are key parts of doors and windows. Careful selection is critical to maintaining doors and windows.

Door lock: You should choose a safety lock with double-sided opening. The weight of the lock is compared with the feel of the lock. The heavier it is, the thicker and more worn the lock core is. On the contrary, the material is thin and easily damaged. Secondly, look at the surface finish of the lock, whether it is delicate and smooth, without spots. Open and open repeatedly to see the sensitivity of the lock cylinder spring.

Door and window hardware accessories

Door and window hardware are include hinges, hinges, handles, window hooks, anti-theft chains, etc. Ordinary hinges are used for charging materials, iron, copper, stainless steel.
When closing, be sure to install the hinge, and pay attention to the door panel shaking or creating gaps during installation. Door and window hardware also have other products, such as door hinges which are divided into bright and dark chains. If this kind of hinge is not installed properly, it will have no rebound force or damage and rupture after a long time of use.

Maintain doors and windows hardware accessories

These parts of accessorice are often worn away and oxidized and rusted by contact the air.
When you found some problem ,you need to replace the damaged parts, and add lubricants on time to ensure smooth operation. When the hardware is slightly rusted, use a knife to scrape it away quietly. Afterwards, clean with water, wipe it with a dry cloth, polish it with wax oil, and polish it for a long time.

Aluminum alloy door hinges and door locks should always be checked for flexibility. If they are too loose, they must be tightened in time. Every six months, lubricating oil can be used to lubricate the metal rolling, sliding and locking points. Repeat the opening and closing 3 to 5 times to ensure complete lubrication, add the sensitivity of the metal rolling organization and use life.

It is important to note that when the cylinder is not sensitive to roll, do not drip oil to prevent dust from adhering. You can use a graphite solid lubricant to scrape a small amount of black powder from the pencil lead and blow it gently into the keyhole.

Maintenance of hardware transmission accessories

1. Wipe the outer surface of the hardware transmission mechanism with a dry cloth during daily cleaning.

2. Lubricate the rotation, sliding parts and lock points of the hardware transmission mechanism every six months. The transmission parts and slide rails can be selected with sewing machine oil, and the shaft parts can be selected with grease. Lubricate the hardware marked with the oil filling icon, then open and close it three or five times to ensure that the lubrication is complete, and finally wipe off the excess grease with a dry cloth. Regular lubrication can ensure the flexibility and lightness of the hardware transmission mechanism, and also extend its service life.

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Door and window accessories-sealing tape

Sealing rubber strips are generally used for casement doors and windows, hanging windows, and folding doors and windows. The main functions are dustproof, insect-proof, waterproof, soundproof, and sealed.

The sealing rubber strip plays an important role in waterproofing, sealing and saving energy in plastic steel doors and windows, aluminum bridges and wooden doors and windows with broken bridges.

It has the functions of sound insulation, dustproof, antifreeze and warmth. It must have strong tensile strength, good elasticity, and also need good temperature resistance and aging resistance. In order to ensure the tightness of the rubber strip and the profile, the cross-section structure size of the rubber strip must match the plastic steel door and window profile.

Sealing the windows

The installation part of the wool top is generally on the sliding window sash, the perimeter of the frame sash or on the sealing bridge to enhance the seal between the frame and the sash.

Top specifications are an important factor affecting sliding doors and windows and watertight performance, as well as an important factor affecting door and window opening and closing forces. The size of the top is too large or the height of the vertical hair is not only difficult to assemble, but also increases the resistance of the door and window movement, especially the initial resistance when opening and the final resistance when closing. If the size is too small or the height of the vertical tops is not enough, it will easily come out of the groove, which will greatly reduce the sealing performance of doors and windows.

How to maintain doors and windows sealing tape

In the maintenance of doors and windows, it is necessary to pay attention to the maintenance of the sealing strip, especially the cleaning of the sealing strip.

Many people fall into a misunderstanding when cleaning the seal, thinking that wiping with a damp cloth can only remove the dust from the seal. But winter cleaning is not the case, especially in northern areas.

Sealing strips can only be dry cleaned during winter. Because it is extremely difficult to evaporate water in winter, especially sealing strips, if some water stains are accidentally penetrated, it will cause the sealing strips to enter the air, which will cause the sealing, insulation and sound insulation of doors and windows to decline.

If there is a problem with the sealing strip, remember to replace it in time, otherwise it will affect the performance of doors and windows and cause inconvenience to life.

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Conclusion:

A good house maintain, cleaning and maintenance is very important, especially the maintenance of doors and windows.
Some tips you need to note about maintain doors and windows:

1. Sealing tops and glass seals are the core components of sealing. If looseness is found, they should be replaced or glued in time.

2. Every quarter should carefully check the joints of the aluminum alloy frame, tighten the loose bolts in time, and replace the parts that have been damaged by oxidation.

3. Positioning pins, wind braces, floor springs and other vulnerable parts of aluminum alloy doors and windows should be checked from time to time, and regular lubrication should be added to keep them clean and flexible.

4. Regularly check the joint between the aluminum window frame and the wall, which is prone to loose and deform due to long-term looseness, which affects the sliding smoothness and sealing performance of the window. If the screws are loose, tighten them in time. If the screw feet are loose, apply a small amount of cement to seal with epoxy strong glue.

Careful maintenance of these small details, combined with proper daily cleaning and use, can not only make the windows and doors more beautiful, but also make the doors and windows last longer and make your home life more perfect.

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