Maintain window seals and increase service life

The care of the window seals ensures the constant insulation effect and tightness and extends the service life by three to four times. Maintaining the cleanliness of the window seals and the time-appropriate greasing of the rubber or silicone surfaces belong to the care.

Fat in winter, powder in summer

The maintenance of window seals begins with the permanent dry keeping of the surfaces. The less frequently and for a short time the sealing rubbers or the silicone are wetted by condensation or rain water, the longer they last. Therefore, an absorbent cloth should always be close to the window to wipe the window seals and windows as often as possible, especially during the heating season. This additionally reduces the possible mold growth on the window seals.

In order to support the elasticity of the materials rubber, flexible plastics and silicone, liquid or film-like silicone can be applied to the surfaces. As a home remedy, grease sticks are also good for the lips. Greasing is recommended for grooming, especially in the winter season. In summer, talcum powder is a suitable care product for the window seal, which binds moisture and prevents adhesive effects of the material surfaces.

Maintain window seals in winter and summer

  • Silicone spray or
  • Silicone pen or
  • Talc or
  • Lip grease pencil
  • spray bottle
  • cloth
  • Soft sponge

1. Keep clean

Be sure to keep the surfaces of the window seals and their attachment points clean. Dust and other dirt put a strain on the elasticity. Wipe off the window seals at least once a week.

2. Wipe dry permanently

Especially in winter, you should at least once a day wipe the windows and seals with a dry cloth. Even better, the drying is immediate every time you notice moisture.

3. Winterfest

In autumn, well before the first frost, you should grease the cleaned and dry window seals or sprinkle with silicone or brush. As a home remedy is also lip grease pen. Repeat greasing once a month.

4th summer protection

At the beginning of the summer season in spring, talcum powder is a good care product that breaks the sticking tendency of rubber or silicone at higher temperatures. Replace the talcum powder two to three times during the summer months.

Tips & Tricks

A good reminder for the first fat care are your lips. If the heating air makes it brittle, it is time to grease your window seals.

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