Care And Maintenance

Care And Maintenance

Welcome to your new home with Bellevier Windows!
We strive to make your living space a wonderful place to reside, providing windows and doors that offer a perfect combination of aesthetics and functionality.

Our windows and doors not only look great but also function effortlessly, ensuring easy opening and closing, excellent ventilation, and a delightful sense of light and space.

At Bellevier Windows, we take pride in the durability of our products. However, exposure to wind, rain, and sunlight over the years may impact their appearance. To maintain the beauty and performance of your aluminium joinery, regular light cleaning and maintenance are recommended.

Especially in harsh environments like those near the sea or in high wind and rain zones, more frequent maintenance may be necessary.

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Ensure smooth operation of your Bellevier Windows with these easy steps:

  1. Regularly vacuum sills and tracks to remove dirt before washing the windows and doors.
  2. Check and clear drainage holes outside the window or door frame to prevent water buildup.
  3. Lubricate moving parts every two months with Teflon-based lubricant or every four weeks if near the sea.
  4. Inspect weatherstripping for even seals; contact your local Bellevier Window Systems fabricator if there are gaps.
  5. Replace seals and rubbers as needed; easily done by a window/door maintenance service company.
  6. Adjust sliding door rollers using a screwdriver for proper height clearances; ensure no weight on the roller during adjustments and adjust lock strike placement if necessary.

Maintaining the anodised joinery frames of your Bellevier Windows is essential for preserving their tough and hard-wearing finish.
Here are some care tips to keep them looking great for years:

  • Regular Cleaning: Wash the aluminium with warm water and a suitable wetting agent or mild soap detergent using a sponge or cloth. Avoid using acid or alkali cleaners as they can damage the surface and cause discoloration. Use a fine brush only if needed, avoiding anything stiffer or more abrasive.
  • Removing Stubborn Grime: For greasy deposits or hard-to-remove grime, use a soft cloth dipped in white spirit, turpentine, kerosene, or a mild liquid scourer. Ensure these solvents do not touch any other parts of the window or door, including the rubber seal around the glass, as they can cause damage. Always dry off the joinery immediately after cleaning.
  • Extra Protection: After each wash, apply a good quality car wax to provide additional protection for your anodised joinery. This will not only protect the surface but also enhance its appearance, keeping it looking better for a longer time.

By following these simple maintenance steps, you can ensure that your Bellevier Windows’ anodised joinery frames remain in top-notch condition, adding to the beauty and longevity of your windows and doors. For further assistance or information, feel free to reach out to Bellevier Windows.

Maintaining the functionality and appearance of your Bellevier Windows’ hardware is essential. Regular care and maintenance are necessary to achieve this goal.
To ensure your Bellevier Windows’ hardware remains in top condition for years to come, it is crucial to clean any harmful residue, such as salt sea spray, from its surface. Before undertaking any cleaning or maintenance, take the time to identify the specific hardware installed on your external windows and doors. Different hardware may come from various suppliers and be constructed with different materials, requiring specific care methods.

To clean powder-coated hardware for your Bellevier Windows:

  1. Remove loose dirt with a wet sponge.
  2. Use a soft brush or cloth with soap or mild domestic detergent in warm water to clean dust, salt, or other deposits from the hardware surface.
  3. Thoroughly rinse with fresh water after cleaning to remove any remaining soap or detergent.

For any repairs on weathered, blemished, or scratched powder coat areas, please reach out to your local Bellevier Windows fabricator for assistance.

For plated hardware on your Bellevier Windows, remember these important care tips:

  • Clean with a soft damp cloth or dry duster.
    • Avoid using abrasive cleaners, scourers, or rough cloths.
    • Do not use detergent or chemical cleaners.
    • When cleaning windows, avoid spray window cleaners to protect the plated hardware.
    • During painting, varnishing, or plastering, cover or protect the plated surfaces.

By following these guidelines, you can maintain the beauty and integrity of your Bellevier Windows’ plated hardware.

For your Bellevier Windows’ stainless steel hardware, follow these care instructions:

  • Clean regularly using detergent and warm water. Rinse with fresh water and dry thoroughly.
  • For stains and discoloration, use citric or nitric acid-based cleaners or a mild abrasive detergent. Rinse with fresh water and dry.
  • Avoid cleaning with wire wool or wire brushes to prevent iron deposits that may cause rust.
  • Prevent salt deposits from building up on stainless steel products.
  • Note that stainless steel is not stain-proof, and tea staining or other marks may appear.
  • Avoid using mechanical abrasives, hard water (deposits), and cleaners containing chlorides, as they break down stainless steel’s passivity layer, leading to corrosion.

By following these guidelines, you can maintain the appearance and durability of your Bellevier Windows’ stainless steel hardware for years to come.

Maintenance Tips for Bellevier Windows:

  1. Lubrication for Mechanisms: Regularly clean and lubricate mechanisms like friction stays, hinges, locks, rollers, and fasteners. Use a Teflon-based lubricant or refer to the manufacturer’s care instructions. A soft bristle brush can be used on exposed parts, and apply lubricant to moving parts to limit corrosion.
  2. Electrical Entrance Systems: Keep the product dry and clear of debris and dirt. Wipe keypads or swipe devices with a clean damp cloth; avoid using solvents. Be prepared for replacement batteries as needed.
  3. Window Sash Handles: When operating sash or awning windows, ensure the lever is fully in the correct position before pushing or pulling the window to prevent damage to hardware and rubber.

Sliding Door Strike Plate Adjustment:

To adjust the strike plate for the surface-mounted sliding door lock, follow these simple steps (refer to Picture A):

Firstly, check if the lock is operating correctly.

If there’s difficulty in operating, it may be due to the anti-slam pin not being fully depressed when the door is closed.

To correct this, open the strike plate retaining screws (B) by one turn.

Carefully loosen the anti-rattle screw (C) until the strike plate is no longer free to move.

Note: Take care while making adjustments to avoid bending the strike plate with excessive force.

Check the lock operation and repeat the process if necessary.

Rescrew the strike plate securely.

By following these steps, you can ensure smooth operation and proper alignment of your sliding door lock.

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