If you have beautiful timber sash windows, you will be keen to keep them looking pristine. This will not only send your kerb appeal through the roof, but regular cleaning will also help your windows last longer too. Giving the glass and timber surfaces some regular TLC will ensure they keep opening and closing smoothly, let as much light flood through as possible, and keep draughts at bay. Here is our advice on how to clean your wooden sash windows effectively…
What equipment will I need?
- Use a soft brush or vacuum to remove visible debris or dirt.
- When cleaning the inside of the glass, use glass cleaner and a micro-fibre cloth.
- When cleaning the outside of the glass, use a soft cloth or sponge and a mild solution of soapy water.
- For the timber frames, we suggest using a wet, slightly soapy cloth to remove any built-up dirt or debris. Ensure the frames are completely dried afterwards to ensure no excess water is lingering on them.
How to clean wooden sash windows in five effortless steps:
- Safety should be prioritised. Never put yourself at risk when cleaning your windows. If your windows are in full working order, there should be no need for ladders or unstable steps. In fact, you should not even need to step foot outside to give your windows a thorough clean.
- From inside your home, pull both sashes down fully and clean the top half of the outer sash.
- Move the inner sash so it is halfway up and clean the top half of it.
- Then push both sashes up fully and clean the lower half of the outer sash.
- Finally, move the inner sash to a halfway down position and clean the bottom half of it.
Seize the opportunity to inspect your windows
While you are cleaning, take the opportunity to have a close look at your sash window parts to check for signs of wear and tear or damage. If you spot anything that is not quite right, it will benefit you to act quickly before it has the chance to escalate into a bigger problem. Repairing timber sash windows could save you money overall and extend the lifespan of your windows. So, if you notice and damage to glazing, broken frames, damage to the ironmongery, or the window is not as easy and smooth to open as it once was, our repair service will soon have your windows looking beautiful once again.
If you would like to chat to us about sash window repairs or get a free, obligation free quote, we welcome your enquiry. We can even arrange for a member of the team to visit you to assess your windows, listen to your concerns and discuss your options with you.