Get the best out of your aluminium with some easy maintenance
As a contractor you know that there are very few materials as brilliant for both you and your clients as aluminium. Aluminium doors and windows offer great features at a highly affordable price, and aluminium shopfronts look attractively modern. But are your clients taking proper care of this precious material? Show your clients how you go the extra mile by offering them these simple maintenance tips:
Wipe them down gently
It might sound too simple to be true, but it really is this easy. All you need to do is give your aluminium door and window frames a quick dusting to remove the top layer of dust and loose grit, and you’re ready to clean.
From there you can quickly hose down the window with some water, or in more delicate areas just give your frames a wipe with a damp cloth. Then you need to mix some mild soap or specialised aluminium cleaner into a bucket of warm water. Wipe the aluminium door and window frames down again with this mixture, give it time to settle, and wipe it off with a dry cloth. It’s that easy!
If you’re not sure about where to find special aluminium cleaner, you can ask your local aluminium window manufacturers in Johannesburg. You could also try aluminium door and window suppliers or hardware stores. It won’t be difficult to find.
Keep the windows crystal clear
Safety is a major reason behind installing aluminium shopfronts and entrances, especially since the laminated glass they come with can be a very effective barrier against a range of threats. But storefronts see a lot of traffic, people press against the glass, and the weather causes general deterioration too.
To keep your windows clear, all you need is some window cleaner and a soft cloth; spray and wipe the dirt away. If there is a lot of oil from people’s hands and so on, you can also use some soapy water and a sponge. Wipe it on, let the oil settle into the soap, and wipe the windows clean.
Aggressive cleaning is not the answer
The big secret to all of this easy cleaning is to be gentle. If you use any sort of solvent or abrasive materials, you will very likely damage the powder-paint coating that should otherwise last between 10 and 20 years. Hard, abrasive materials will also leave fine scratches on your aluminium doors and windows which will cause them to look less than perfect.