There’s a lot to love about living in Black Rock. You get the benefits of a coastal lifestyle, whilst still being close to the CBD. Located along Port Phillip Bay and with access to great parks and gardens, we know you love it. You know other families love it.
But, believe it or not, there are potential downsides. Ocean breezes can cause issues throughout your house, potentially damaging parts of the house if these things aren’t cared for carefully.
One area of your house that requires special attention and care, if you live in Black Rock, are your timber windows. If you care for them correctly you shouldn’t have problems. If you neglect them, you may find you need to replace them more quickly than you should have to.
Here are the top 4 tips for caring your your timber windows in Black Rock.
Dust Your Windows With a Dry Cloth
The first step in any cleaning process with your timber windows needs to be to wipe away any dust and debris. Grab a clean and dry cloth, and wipe down your windows inside and out. This is a very important step. You need to remove any loose dust and debris at the beginning to ensure that you do not cause any damage later on in your cleaning process.
Use a Damp Cloth and Soap to Wash Them
Next, grab a bucket of warm soapy water and another clean cloth. Dampen the cloth in the soapy water and use this cloth to clean your windows.
You don’t want the cloth to be too wet. Otherwise you will have water running down your window and into the window sill. You should also make sure that you regularly change the water in the bucket, especially if it gets dirty.
Scrub the Frame
Next up, you will want to give your window frames a scrub with a soft bristled brush. The purpose of this is to remove any salty residue you may get from ocean breezes and from other general wear and tear that comes from living in the suburbs. Scrubbing your window frames regularly will prolong the life of the frame. This is especially important in a suburb like Black Rock.
Frequently Check the Frame For Any Damage
As part of your regular cleaning you want to make sure you are also checking regularly for damage. This could be as simple as peeling paint or something more serious. You want to make sure that your wooden window frames are painted properly and, if something more serious happens, get them repaired or replaced as quickly as possible.
The team at Bayview Timber Windows have over 25 years experience servicing bayside suburbs like Black Rock. If you are in need of new windows, or would like advice on your own current timber windows, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today for a no obligation quote. We prider ourselves on our workmanship and guarantee our windows are the highest quality. Wooden window frames from Bayview Timber Windows will increase the value of your home. Get in touch today!