What To Do About Chipped Paint On Aluminium Window Frames

Aluminium window frames offer a host of benefits to homeowners, so it isn’t too surprising that many people opt for them over the alternatives. However, if the paint on the window frame becomes chipped, what can you do about it? Here, we offer you some top tips to point you in the right direction.

The Benefits Of Aluminium Windows

Some of the benefits of aluminium windows include:

  • Affordability – aluminium windows are far more affordable than wooden window frames.
  • Durability – An aluminium window is capable of lasting as long as 30 years since it is highly resistant to the elements and therefore will be less likely to rot and warp. Aluminium’s high strength-to-weight ratio means that they’re also difficult to dent.
  • Low maintenance – aluminium windows are simple to maintain, only requiring a clean of the frame and glass every two to four months to remove the dirt.
  • Perfect for all kinds of design specifications – aluminium windows maintain their strength while meeting a wide variety of design specifications. They can also be customised with different finishes.
  • Thermally efficient – an aluminium window reduces heat loss by up to 60% as long as it has a thermal break. This allows it to rival UPVC windows when it comes to reducing energy bills.
  • Eco-friendly – as aluminium is 100% recyclable, non-toxic and sustainable, it leaves a small ecological footprint.

Aluminium window frames are also coated with polyester powder which comes with a guarantee. Nevertheless, though, from time to time, they will require repairing due to chipping. This can raise some issues, especially if you’ve opted for one of the contemporary RAL colours that add extra style and aesthetic appeal to your home.

Can Damaged Aluminium Window Frames Be Repaired?

It’s very important to routinely clean your powder coated aluminium window frames. Although modern powder coatings offer a guarantee against contaminants like bird droppings, chlorine and bad weather, it’s still essential to clean them regularly. Without routine cleaning, aluminium window frames are likely to become dull as the powder coating fades.

Nevertheless, even with a regular cleaning regime, it’s still possible for your windows to become damaged over time. For example, if the window frame is hit by an object, it’s possible for chips to be created in the powder coat. Fortunately, it’s possible to do this so that there is no need to replace your windows entirely.

How Can A Small Repair Be Carried Out?

If there is only a very small or minor chip in the paint on your aluminium window frame, it’s possible to touch it up yourself to restore it to its former glory. To do this, though, you’ll need to obtain a perfect match to the powder coat shade. You will, therefore, need to specify the precise colour reference to the supplier of the touch-up paint so that you can be certain of a seamless finish.

Don’t forget that you’ll also need to specify whether the colour of your window frame is matt, satin or gloss. This is extremely importance since the shades will different if the incorrect one is applied to your existing powder coated window frame. Once you have received the correct shade of paint, you will be able to carefully paint the chipped area so that it looks fresh once again.

How Can Larger Repairs Be Carried Out?

While you may be able to repair minor damage to your aluminium window frames yourself, you will certainly need to call in professional help to repair extensive damage and chipping to your windows. An on-site painting service can repair and even respray a damaged powder coated aluminium window frame so that it’s attractive and flawless appearance can be restored.

Although the onsite painting process will differ from the process which is used at the original window frame powder coating plant, the final outcome will look the same. When powder coated aluminium window frames are painted onsite, a wet painting process is used. This is because only smaller sections of a window are being repainted.

You needn’t worry, though, as the result after the repair has been carried out will be just as perfect as the original look as long as the painting service company uses the correct RAL shade to match your chosen frame colour.

Although it may be annoying and worrying to discover chips in the paint on your aluminium window frames, the good news is that you can repair the damage and enjoy beautiful, stylish, contemporary windows once more.

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