Tips To Protect Your Impact Windows & Doors During Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here, and you’ve prepared by installing impact windows and doors to your commercial property. Now it’s time to implement proper maintenance tips to protect your investment, prevent future costly repairs and ensure it lasts for many years. In addition to applying electrostatic painting for impact doors and windows, here are important maintenance tips to apply.

Hire A Professional For Installations

Perhaps the first thing you should do to ensure the longevity of your impact windows and door is to have them installed by a professional you can trust. If they are not installed correctly, they will do you no good when your property is hit by strong wind and rain. Don’t cut corners to save a buck, because you may end up spending more in the long run. As many know, proper installation leads to fewer repairs. In addition to protecting the actual windows, we recommend you contact Steeltech Electropainting, Inc. to apply a durable coating of paint to the frames. 

Get Rid Of Dirt On The Frame

Be on the lookout for grime that may accumulate on the frame of your impact windows and doors. When dirt, dust or other types of debris get inside the space between the glass and the frame, it can weaken the entire structure of the windows and doors. In addition to grime, you should also lookout for any openings in the frame that water can seep through, as this can lead to corrosion when it rains. 

Inspect The Coating On The Glass 

High-impact windows and doors are generally reinforced by a special coating. This better ensures that it can withstand objects that are hurled its way during a hurricane. As a result, it’s imperative that you have the glass checked by a professional after a hurricane. It’s important that the special coating experienced no abrasions, cracks, scratches, or disturbances of any kind, as this can significantly affect its durability when another hurricane hits. As a result, if you see imperfections, you should have the top coating replaced with a new film. It couldn’t hurt to have it inspected after installation, too. 

Don’t Clean With Liquids 

When cleaning your impact windows and doors, make sure you only use dry cleaning methods when cleaning the gaskets and sealants, such as a blow dryer or vacuum. This will ensure streak-free results. Liquids, like water and fluid disinfectants, may not do the trick. When using dry cleaning methods, make sure the vacuum and blow dryer is being used on medium heat. This method prevents streaks, but it can also protect your investment against corrosion if you have aluminum frames. Any kind of liquid that isn’t properly dried can lead to corrosion. 

Reinforce Frames With Electrostatic Paint

Many industrial and commercial businesses have aluminum window and door frames, making electrostatic paint a viable option when your frames need to be repainted. High-performance coating systems will make your windows look brand new while strengthening the aluminum material. Most paints won’t adhere to the aluminum, but the positive charge found within electrostatic paint will perfectly attach itself to the negative charge found in aluminum. Instead of just covering the surface, this paint penetrates the aluminum surface and forms a magnetic bond. 

The result is a smooth finish. More importantly (especially during hurricane season), it creates durable and hard paint that will strengthen the frame of your impact windows. When a hurricane hits, any bit of reinforcement counts. 

Our expert team is equipped with mobile units to conduct our work at your location. We offer a flexible schedule that suits our customers’ needs and also ensures that we do not interrupt their operations at work. 

Contact Steeltech Electropainting

We are the industry leader in on-site state-of-the-art Electrostatic Painting. Our family-owned and operated company has endless capabilities for electrostatic painting at competitive pricing. We have a team of licensed and insured refinishers who are skilled to complete any job to perfection. Better than a factory-baked finish, we can guarantee that our high-performance coating systems can withstand the harsh elements South Florida endures during hurricane season. 

When you need electrostatic painting for impact doors and windows, contact Steeltech Electropainting. Call 1800-638-4413 toll-free.