When you are installing windows and doors there are some precautions you should take to ensure that the products will retain their ex-factory condition until installation is complete and the job handed over.
Wideline products usually arrive on the site in a fully finished condition. However, they can be damaged through careless handling, and are particularly vulnerable when being installed in brick or concrete block construction.
- Keep wet cement, mortar and brick-cleaning acid from contact with timber and aluminium (particularly if the finish is anodised), before, during and after installation.
- If accidentally splashed, wash off immediately with clean water, otherwise permanent staining or damage may occur.
- Do not use acid to remove mortar stains on window frames.
- Hose down brickwork to remove residual cleaning acid that may leach out and cause damage to the finish later.
- Do not place windows directly onto green concrete slabs.
- Keep the tracks of sliding windows and doors clear of sand and cement droppings.
- Do not use window frames to support planks or temporary scaffolding.
- Clean up when the job is complete with mild detergent and rinse with clean water.