Timber has natural properties that will help it withstand the elements but to make it last even longer we apply factory applied finishes which also contains preservatives, which will give many years of life between re-painting cycles. To ensure the very best quality, simple steps such as wiping down the timber frames to remove dirt and insects will help extend the decorative finish which can be done at the same time as cleaning the lass. During cleaning, if any damage is noticed it must be repaired immediately.
Wood is not indestructible. Maintenance of the coated finish is important, not only to keep the window or door looking good, but with the correct maintenance your products should last even longer than their guarantees. For general cleaning use a soft cloth and water with soap or washing-up liquid. Do not use glass, kitchen or bathroom cleaners on the frames.
Timber is a natural product and features such as knots and differences in grain appearance do occur. This the natural beauty of our timber product ans not a fault. Some degree of movement in terms of expansion or contraction can be expected too during the different seasons.