In a country where weather often has the last say in home-based matters, opting for easy clean hinges for your windows makes good long-term sense. Traditional hinges have to be dissembled to clean, which is a laborious and time consuming process. In contrast to this, easy clean hinges require much less maintenance. Indeed, they can be cleaned with a sponge and soapy water in less than 10 minutes.
The universality of easy clean hinges makes them a popular choice amongst homeowners. They can fit almost any type of double glazing, although it is imperative that you choose the correct length of window hinge to match the existing window hinge you are replacing. The functionality of easy clean hinges means that the mechanism can seamlessly slide along the inside track, enabling you to clean them with minimal disruption and hassle.
Their smart, modern design also adds to their appeal. Comprised of stainless steel, they blend in effectively with most colours and styles of window frames, and can be fitted to replace existing hinges with relative ease.
Easy clean hinges can be of particular benefit if you live in a high-rise home, or have your windows installed in hard to reach places which are out of the scope of a traditional cleaner. They can be equally beneficial for use in small children’s bedrooms, as they provide a staggered opening approach.
All that’s required is a simple, one-handed opening operation to release the hinge mechanism and allow it to open up to its easy clean opening position. Unlike other hinges, easy clean hinges have no awkward buttons or catches. Their durable, chrome surface is also fully weather-resistant, preventing rust and mildew from forming.
Another advantage of installing them in your windows is that they are built to last for many years to come. This is perhaps the reason why they are the most common type of hinge used on windows for commercial premises as well. The mechanisation of easy clean hinges means that in the event of an emergency, your windows can be used as alternative exit route.
Easy clean hinges windows are able to be opened to a full ninety degrees. Fire and safety regulations have been tightened in recent years, which is why the fire egress aspect of easy clean hinges has made them a favourable option for offices. Easy clean hinges comply with all the latest fire and safety requirements, and are also highly commended by FENSA, the leading industry body for double glazing.