You probably didn’t know this, but, your uPVC windows can be maximised for winter use, and it wont cost you anything. That is of course if you are brave enough to undertake this yourself.
Firstly, it must be stressed that your uPVC windows must be maintained, you cannot simple fit them and forget them, otherwise they will have issues which can potentially be expensive to fix, for instance the hinges can become stiff and the handles may jam or break, or you may have cracks or a leak in your glass. or indeed broken glass.
Tip one, lubricate your windows.
If they are stiff or the hinges are squeaking this can cause draughts where the windows is not closing to the seals. be sure to oil the handles, hinges and mechanisms at least one a year, you can get your lubrication oil here, and don’t forget to clean them with a soft lint free cloth from time to time, including the hinges, handles and mechanisms.
Tip two, check to see if your windows are manufactured with the summer, winter mechanism settings
It is not advisable to leave the windows and doors in ‘winter mode’ the whole year because the load on the tire frame significantly increases, but it will wear out quickly and you will soon have to change parts of the window.
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