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How to clean uPVC windows

Georgina and Brian, Eleanor and Dylan, Henry and Imogen, Desmond and Wendy, Aileen and Frank, Steve and Gertrude …

This list of names may read like an exclusive peek at the guest list for the up and coming Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but it is in fact the official list of names chosen to identify storms!

The 2017-2018 storm season has been one of Britain's most active of recent years. In total there have been seven official storms hitting the UK since September, four of them since January.

Storm Emma has been the most recent bringing strong winds, hail and rain. Chances are, you’re still seeing reminders of her blustery visit. A good rainstorm might nourish the garden, replenish local water supplies and provide the perfect backdrop for curling up with a good book, but it can leave its mark on your windows long after it dries up.

VEKA windows are very low maintenance, easy to clean and can handle all kinds of weather conditions.

With spring now officially sprung, it is the perfect time to bring the shine back to your uPVC windows making them not only beautiful to look at but look through!

So, forget about the big freeze, we’re forecasting brighter times ahead. Our weather-related cleaning guide has all the elements to enable us to accurately predict a dazzling outlook!

Lightning – get the job done quick as a flash by having all your equipment to hand. You’ll need a deep bucket; sponge or microfibre cloth; plenty of old newspapers; and a bit of elbow grease. Sunglasses are optional.

Cloudy conditions - if possible, avoid tackling your windows on a sunny day as streaks can be left on the glass if they dry too quickly. Cue chilly atmosphere!

Heavy rain – you’ll need a plentiful supply of fresh, clean water and, thanks to recent downpours, there should be no shortage!

Clear spells – washing up liquid, warm soapy water, and a soft sponge always work well but the less suds the better. Work from top to bottom, wiping down the glass and frame as you go.

Wind beneath your wings –try making your own cleaning solution using equal measures of warm water and white wine vinegar. The transformational effect will lift your spirits as well as the dirt.

Remaining dry - use a damp chamois or microfibre cloth to remove any excess water, regularly wringing it out in clean water. Remember to wipe down the sills too so the dirty water doesn’t puddle.

Hail – the glorious sight of gleaming windows by buffing with scrunched up newspaper. The printer’s ink will make your windows sparkle. Although be warned, your hands may look a little grey and overcast afterwards!

Sunshine – stand back and marvel at how those lovely clean windows make your home and your heart so much lighter

Long-range forecast - as you sit back and relax, satisfied with a job well done, we’d like to leave you with a weather warning. The next storm to arrive in the UK is apparently going to be named Hector … maybe enjoy those crystal clean windows before he pays you a visit!

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