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Many homeowners now prefer to have double glazed windows installed in their homes because of their efficiency when it comes to saving energy. Most of them though are concerned about how they can preserve the superior quality of these windows so they will live up to their promised durability.
A very great advantage you can get from windows with double glazing is that depending on their frames, they may need little or no maintenance at all. Just clean these windows with soap and water and they are already as good as new.
There are different types of frames often used with double glazed windows though and each of them comes with various amounts of maintenance. It is best that you are informed about the kind of material your window frames are made of so you will know how to take care of them.
Wooden Windows
The window frames that need the most maintenance are those that are made from wood. Upon their installation, you would need to give double coat them of an excellent water sealer so they won't rot from exposure to such elements as snow or rain. To make sure that they look as good as when they were first installed, you need to stain or paint them every three to five years.
Aluminium Windows
The next type of windows that would need a degree of maintenance is the aluminum double glazed window. The little maintenance you will need to do for this type of window consist of touching up the outside edges with grey or silver paint once they begin to look dark and dull a few years after installation due to exposure to weather elements. You will also need to clean them up every so often with soap and water to get rid of the dust or grime that may accumulate on your windows over time.
UPVC Windows
The windows that need the least maintenance are the double glazed UPVC windows. You won't really need to do much to make them look brand new all the time. You won't have to stain or paint them over time because of the polyvinyl material used in making them. All you just need to do is periodic cleaning with the use of soap and water and you are good to go for as long as 25 years. You might need to oil all its mechanisms like its hinges and locks once in a while though to make sure that everything is working fine.
Regardless of what type of frame your double glazed windows come with, they are among the easiest to maintain for longevity. Just a few touch-ups with paint and periodic cleaning, they will look as new as the time when they were first installed. This is one of the many reasons homeowners choose them over other window types.