Why is it essential to lubricate your window hardware?

Proper maintenance of your home’s windows is important to ensure their optimal functionality and longevity. One key step in this maintenance is lubricating the hardware, which is often overlooked. This step is important to avoid costly problems and daily inconveniences.

Regular lubrication of your window opening mechanisms prevents wear and damage. Well-lubricated hardware ensures smooth opening and closing, preventing the parts from becoming difficult to handle or breaking prematurely. This not only improves ease of use but also extends the lifespan of the components.

When and how to lubricate the hardware?

It is recommended to lubricate your window hardware at least once a year, ideally during the spring or fall cleaning. This period is ideal for a thorough maintenance of your windows.

Steps for effective lubrication

To ensure optimal and long-lasting lubrication, it is important to follow a few simple yet essential steps.

Cleaning the hardware

Before applying any lubricant, thoroughly clean all components (mechanisms, gears, sliding bars, locking systems, pivots, etc.). Use a clean cloth and an appropriate cleaning product to remove dirt and residues. Thorough cleaning ensures that the lubricant adheres properly to the surfaces and functions effectively.

Applying the lubricant

Choose a silicone-based dry lubricant, ideal for this type of maintenance. Spray it on all the window hardware, focusing on friction areas. Also, apply it to the weatherstripping to facilitate smooth operation.

Treating pivots and rusted areas

Apply a drop of oil on all pivots and on areas where rust is visible, even if it is minimal. This helps prevent corrosion and keeps the parts in good condition. The oil forms a protective barrier on metal surfaces, preventing moisture and oxygen from penetrating and causing rust. Regular application significantly reduces corrosion risks and keeps components functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Replacing defective window parts

If some hardware components are defective, it is important to replace them quickly. A damaged part can affect the entire window mechanism, causing more serious and costly problems to repair.

Do not neglect this important step in maintaining your windows. If you encounter problems with your windows, do not hesitate to contact Solution Thermo for a free evaluation. Their expertise will ensure you receive suitable and effective solutions.

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