Low maintenance windows and doors

Low maintenance windows and doors

Throw the brush away

For many of homeowners, home maintenance is a time consuming hassle. Windows and doors are under constant attack from the elements. Wind, rain and extreme temperatures can cause them damage over time. How much windows and doors are affected by elements, depends on what materials are they made of, and the quality of painting and treatments used by the manufacturer.



Composite windows: the best of two worlds

If you are looking for hassle free windows, we have the solution for you. VELFAC composite aluminium / wood windows and doors are built with the highest quality materials and are designed to be low maintenance without compromising on energy efficiency.


Our windows and doors system features an external frame made of powder-coated aluminium, which won’t need repainting for the lifetime of the unit and will resist even the harshest weather conditions.


The internal wood frame on the other side, with its highly insulating properties, can reduce your heating needs while also helping maintain a better indoor climate, saving potentially hundreds of pounds in energy bills.


In terms of maintenance, both external aluminium and internal pine frames only need regular cleaning with a solution of lukewarm water and mild detergent to be applied using a soft cloth or sponge, while moving parts only need to be cleaned and lubricated once a year.


Find inspiration in our catalogue

Discover all the benefits of VELFAC by downloading our catalogue Windows for life - the ideal starting point for choosing the right windows and doors for your home.


How to maintain you windows

To read more about low maintenance windows, or to see the maintenance schedule for VELFAC windows, download our user guide.

User guide

The user guide contains information on how to operate and care for VELFAC windows and doors. By following those instructions, users will be able to enjoy them for many years to come.



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Why should I install low maintenance windows and doors from VELFAC ?


VELFAC windows are the best solution if you are looking for low maintenance doors and windows, without compromising on durability. Highly energy efficient and virtually maintenance free, our casement windows have an expected lifetime of up to 60 years. We are so sure about the quality and durability of our products that we offer a comprehensive product warranty of 12 years for our windows and 5 years for our patio and entrance doors.


Standard VELFAC windows are double glazing, highly insulating windows with the non-toxic inert gas argon in the cavity between the panes of glass. Thanks to the excellent insulating properties of the gas, we can reduce the heat loss of our windows through the glass, helping you saving on your energy bills.


What is the main issue with choosing timber windows for my house ?


Natural wood has always been a popular choice of window frame. It adds character and style, inside and out. On the external side however, a wood window or door experiences a lot of expanding and contracting in response to weather conditions. This is why careful maintenance and upkeep is critical for a wood window, and this of course requires time.


Most homeowners find that replacing old wood windows is necessary because over the years, the maintenance has not been consistent, and there is rot or water damage or warping that has ruined the windows and made them difficult to open and close.


Are Upvc windows low maintenance?


uPVC, also known as un-plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (uPVC) is a popular material for windows.


Cost is a big factor in its popularity: uPVC is a cheaper material compared to aluminium and timber, and requires really little maintenance. As many other plastic items for outdoor use however, upvc windows frame paint can discolour when exposed to sunlight, and although ongoing maintenance is limited, the expected lifetime of a uPVC window can be relatively short. For this reason, we always suggest to take into account other parameters than just the purchase price when considering to buy Upvc windows and doors, like for example the whole life cost of your windows and doors.