How to properly maintain electrochromic glass film in your home?

2021-07-07

The electrochromic glass film still represents today the most used type of window frame in our homes and for this reason the care and maintenance is essential to ensure a long life.

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Glass film is beautiful. Its appeal is determined by several factors – the warm color, the structure, the grain. Similarly, it is pleasant to the touch, and its use gives particular aesthetic values to the entire home.

Glass film is a material that increases the prestige of the building. Moreover, it is a material capable of bringing elegance to interiors and guarantees high quality finishes.

Summary 

1 The glass window frames

  • 2 How to protect glass frames?
  • 3 The 3 phases of maintenance of glass frames
    • 1 Cleaning of glass frames
    • 2 Retouching
    • 3 Refreshment
  • 4 Rules for guaranteeing a long life to windows
  • 5 Window maintenance

The electrochromic glass film window frames

The modern electrochromic glass film provides technical parameters of isolation from the atmosphere, noise good.  These characteristics come thanks to particular construction solutions, most of the time with lamellar systems and the use of increasingly efficient double glazing units.

The thermal transmittance of the entire glass window ensures a level of insulation worthy of passive construction – a construction system devoted to maximum savings.

What is the benefit of electrochromic glass film?

Glass film ensures a favorable microclimate inside homes by absorbing excess moisture from the interior and “returning” it to the outside when we need it.

Resistance and durability over time is easy to ensure through the use of water-based painting systems. It allows for low extraordinary maintenance as long as, once a year, the glass windows we clean with a regenerating product of the painting film. .

The only aspect to keep in mind, that being a “living” material that undergoes transformations over time, it must be subject to a care action, which ensures its functionality, its performance and its natural beauty, contributing to regulate thermal and acoustic insulation , and to monitor the energy savings of a house

How to protect electrochromic glass film frames?

The causes of deterioration of electrochromic glass film are generally connected to the action of atmospheric agents, such as rain, sun, variations in humidity, UV rays, but also to pollution.

In fact, the windows and doors often get damage by substances brought by the rains, which interact chemically initially with the finish of the window frame and up to the glass film of the frame.

The latest generation fixtures have greatly reduced extraordinary maintenance times, leaving room for periodic cleaning and refreshing, mainly because they are:

  • Made with laminated glass film capable of ensuring stability over time
  • Built with latest generation CNC technologies and software, capable of ensuring a long life with high performance over time
  • Equipped with particularly performing hardware in order to ensure excellent closure in all its parts, making them resistant to the various classes of anti-burglary
  • Equipped with very thick glazing, which help to strengthen the frame as well as to ensure a high thermal standard.

 

The 3 phases of maintenance of glass frames

Cleaning of glass frames

Cleaning is the first fundamental precaution to preserve the painting of the frame as long as possible. As already mentioned, the deposit of acid rain on the external surfaces of the window frame is one of the major causes of deterioration.

 

Cleaning should be carried out with solutions of water and neutral detergents and a microfibre cloth. Aggressive products, such as those based on ammonia or alcohol should be avoided.

Retouching of electrochromic glass film

On the occasion of the six-monthly electrochromic glass film cleaning it is a good idea to also proceed with the paint retouching operation.

This is a punctual application of paint that is where you notice the onset of cracks, dents or discontinuities.

The goal of retouching is to increase the duration of the paint, which with its protective film protects the glass film from acid rain, UV rays and all harmful agents.

Refreshment of electrochromic glass film

Unlike retouching which involves applying paint only to certain points, refreshing consists of reinvigorating the external glass surfaces. Refreshments are important at least once a year starting from the 4th year of installation.

Initially, a thorough cleaning is carried out to eliminate encrustations and dust that settle on the external side of the frame. Then remove all residues with a damp cloth and dry the parts of the window with a soft cloth.
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Then, by means of a soft cloth, a special regenerating and nourishing product applies to the electrochromic glass film.

Rules to guarantee a long life to windows

  • Know the characteristics of the purchased product
  • Carry out normal cleaning operations
  • Follow the instructions for scheduled maintenance of the various elements that make up the product
  • Check the greasing and adjustment of the hardware and the tightness of the gaskets
  • Carry out the retouching and refreshing operations of the coating film

These brief rules, if respected, allow safeguarding the frame over time.

Nevertheless, we realize that often the final user, even if informed, tends to forget the care operations of the product.

Electrochromic glass film maintenance

Our commitment is to never disappoint you!
We know that you turn to us to always have something more and better for your glass windows, because before we think about making them, we think about you, your expectations and your needs.

You have often wondered what the qualified installation of the fixtures consists of, what the advantages that derive from it are and therefore why it is so important for a window company to offer this quality service.

Conclusion

With this article we will try to make the ideas a little clearer about it.

The qualified installation of the windows and electrochromic glass film has assumed a fundamental role in achieving the energy and environmental performance that the client expects both in a new construction and in a renovation.