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Maintenance Tips for UPVC Windows and Doors

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uPVC Door & uPVC Window Maintenance

The sleek looks, energy efficient properties, low maintenance requirements and durability nature of uPVC windows and doors make them the most sought-after by civil engineers and homeowners. They add to the visual appeal and ambience of your space.

But even low maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance! To maintain smooth functionality and an appealing appearance, it’s essential to put in a little effort now and then.

Let’s see how those little efforts can have a significant effect on your living space. Just take a glance at this page!

Problems, Causes & Maintenance Tips!

Here, let’s approach this subject in the structure of what are the major problems that can occur in uPVC windows and doors, what is the cause behind the respective problem and how can we avoid those problems by our maintenance tips.

[General Note: Make it essential to carry out maintenance tasks for your uPVC door and windows 2-3 times a year.]

uPVC Expansion

uPVC materials have a tendency to expand during hot weather, your uPVC doors and windows become a little stiff and cause difficulty to open or close properly.

Cause of Expansion

Scientific reports say that uPVC profiles/frames can expand by up to 2.4cm at 40°C.

Maintenance Tips

  • Spray Cold Water: Cool your uPVC doors and windows down by spraying both inside and outside of frames. You can also try patting the frame with a chill, damp cloth. This will make a frame start to retract quicker.
  • Adjust the Hinges: Hinges of uPVC doors and windows can be easily adjusted in case of heat expansion. Adjusting them will make it easier for you to open and close. However, it is a temporary fix.

Grime Buildup, Stained Glass & Premature Ageing

Accumulation of Dirt, dust and grime on the surface of your uPVC windows and doors makes them look dull, reduces their transparency& light intake and acts as an abrasive, causing the surface to wear down faster.


Dirt, dust, grime, bird droppings and other environmental elements during the course of time.

Maintenance Tips

  • Regular wipe-downs: Clean with a mild solution of warm water and dish soap. Avoid harsh chemicals, bleach & abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the surface. Use a soft cloth or sponge & avoid scouring pads and newspapers.
Simta Astrix's uPVC Window Maintenance Tips!
  • Glass care: Use a dedicated glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth for sparkling clear glass. If you specifically want to know about maintenance of uPVC arch window, click here.

Stiff Movement, Lock Problems & Increased wear and tear

Stiff operation increases the risk of damage to the mechanisms. Lock problem poses a security risk and causes inconvenience. Increased wear and tear shortens uPVC windows and doors’ lifespan.


The major reason is skipping lubrication in moving parts of windows and doors.

Maintenance Tips

Apply a silicone-based lubricant to the moving parts of your doors and windows, such as hinges & locks. This prevents them from getting stiff and ensures smooth operation.

Water Leaks, Energy Inefficiency & Drainage Issues

Damaged or worn seals can let water seep into your home and compromise the energy efficiency of your windows and doors. Poor drainage can lead to water pooling, attracting insects and causing structural damage.


Damaged seals and clogged drainage holes cause these issues in the uPVC windows and doors.

Maintenance Tips

  • Seal inspection: Regularly check the rubber seals around your windows and doors for any signs of cracks, wear or gaps. Make sure you replace damaged seals.
  • Drainage check: Always ensure the drainage holes at the bottom of your window frames are clear of debris to allow rainwater to flow freely.

When to consider replacing uPVC Windows and Doors?

The simple answer is to replace your uPVC windows and doors if they are not doing what they are supposed to do. Thank you very much!


By following these simple maintenance tips, you can ensure your uPVC windows and doors remain elegant, secure and energy-efficient for many years to come. Remember, a little preventive care goes a long way!

If you have any further questions or thinking buy new uPVC windows and doors, call us now!


What are the key differences between uPVC and wooden windows?

uPVC windows offer better durability, low maintenance, and energy efficiency, while wooden windows provide a classic aesthetic but may require more upkeep.

Which is a better choice, uPVC or wooden windows?

It depends on your priorities. If you seek low maintenance and energy efficiency, uPVC is ideal. For a traditional look with higher maintenance, wooden windows may be preferred.

What is the advantage of choosing an uPVC openable window?

uPVC openable windows provide excellent ventilation and easy operation and can be customised to fit various architectural styles.

Can I get a wood finish on uPVC windows?

Yes, uPVC windows with wood finish offer the aesthetic appeal of wood but come with the durability and low maintenance of uPVC.

What does the term “uPVC window section” refer to?

Answer: “uPVC window section” typically denotes the profile or frame of a uPVC window, influencing its strength, insulation, and overall performance.

Yes, grey uPVC windows are trendy for their modern aesthetic, versatility, and ability to complement various architectural designs.

Are uPVC windows suitable for villa construction?

Absolutely, uPVC villa windows offer a perfect blend of elegance, energy efficiency, and low maintenance, making them an excellent choice for modern villas.

Which is the best uPVC windows brand in India?

The best uPVC windows brand in India may vary based on individual preferences, but the largest and the best brand is Simta Astrix.


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