When installing aluminium windows keep protective plastic on.
Aluminium window s covered with plastic at an incomplete building project.
Have you ever wondered why the plastic is still on aluminium windows after it has already been installed but the building process of remaining house is still in progress.
The fact is, that if you are a builder, project manager or home owner busy building or renovating, it is extremely important to keep the plastic until handing over the project to your customer .
The purpose of plastic obviously is for packing purposes , protecting the window during storing and transportation.
During the building process the purpose of the plastic is keeping the windows intact from building chemicals such as cement, paint, glue, roof tar sealants and strong cleaning chemicals. Some of the materials are from acidic nature and other an alkaline base which may both may effect the frames . When the window frames has already been exposed to these chemicals for a prolonged time , discolouration takes place and the effect might be irreversible.
This might be very costly as the aluminium part or complete window would need to be replaced.
Should cement or any other building chemicals accidentally splashes on the surface of the windows ,it should be removed immediately with water to prevent any harm to the windows.
Where cement and building material splashes have settled, you should try and clean it rather with soft brushes such as plastic or wood instead of steel brush.
Prevention remains the best solution, so keep the plastic on until you have finished you’re project.
Windorpro (Pty) ltd
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