Aluminium Window Maintenance: Luxal’s Guide to Reynaers Products

At Luxal, we pride ourselves on delivering top-notch Reynaers aluminium windows and doors. But our dedication doesn’t stop at installation. Dive into our guide to discover how to ensure the longevity and pristine appearance of your Reynaers installations.

Why Maintenance is Crucial for Reynaers Aluminium

Every Reynaers aluminium window and door benefits from regular care. While they’re designed for durability, informed and timely upkeep ensures they remain in peak condition. Depending on their location and how often they’re used, maintenance needs may vary.

Decoding ‘Low-Maintenance’

Reynaers aluminium products stand out because they don’t need repainting like wooden alternatives. However, it’s vital to promptly address any finish damages to protect the underlying aluminium and prevent issues like oxidation.

The Perils of Overhanging Trees on Aluminium Finishes

One often overlooked aspect of maintaining the pristine appearance of Reynaers aluminium windows and doors is the potential harm caused by overhanging trees. Trees, especially those that produce sap or shed residues, can pose a significant threat to the aluminium powder coat finish.

When tree sap or residues land on the aluminium surfaces, they can stick to the powder coat finish. Over time, if not cleaned promptly, these substances can harden and become difficult to remove. Moreover, certain types of sap and residues can have chemical compositions that, when left in contact with the aluminium finish for extended periods, can cause discoloration, staining, or even corrosion.

To prevent these adverse effects:

  1. Regular Inspection: Periodically inspect the surfaces of your Reynaers aluminium installations for any signs of sap or tree residues, especially after seasons when trees are most active in sap production or shedding leaves and residues.
  2. Prompt Cleaning: If you notice any sap or residues, clean them off immediately using a gentle cleaning solution and a soft cloth. Avoid using abrasive materials or harsh chemicals, as they can damage the powder coat finish.
  3. Trimming Overhanging Branches: Consider trimming branches that directly hang over your windows and doors. This proactive approach can reduce the amount of sap or residues that come into contact with the aluminium surfaces.
  4. Seek Expert Advice: If you’re unsure about the type of tree and its potential impact on your installations, consult with an arborist or tree expert. They can provide insights into the specific tree species and any associated risks.

By being vigilant and taking these precautionary steps, you can ensure that the aluminium powder coat finish on your Reynaers products remains in top condition, free from the harmful effects of tree sap and residues. Below are examples of the kind of damage that trees can cause.

Essential Reynaers Maintenance Products

REYNAERS LUBRICANT: Ideal for lubricating various systems. Recommended annual use.
REYNAERS DEEP CLEAN: Perfect for removing organic residues and more. Especially useful for large surfaces.
REYNOVATOR 718: An all-in-one renovation oil for aluminium surfaces.
REYNASTICK: A touch-up solution for powder-coated profiles.
REYNAWASH COLOUR: Designed to clean and refresh powder-coated and anodized aluminium surfaces.
Maintenance Best Practices

Always opt for professional repairs to maintain the Reynaers guarantee. Use only original Reynaers parts for replacements. For any additional queries, your local Reynaers expert is the go-to person. During maintenance, be aware of interactions between various components.

In Conclusion

Luxal, a premier manufacturer of Reynaers aluminium products, ensures each piece meets the highest standards. With the right care, your Reynaers installations will shine for years. For more insights, check out the Luxal blog.