Even though vinyl windows are virtually maintenance free, proper care of them is important. With some simple routine cleaning and maintenance, you can ensure your windows will perform their best while looking great. From frame cleaning to the drainage systems, light attention to your vinyl windows will generate a lifetime of satisfaction.
You may think that window cleaning is only for glass, but frame cleaning is just as important to the look and performance of your vinyl window or patio door.
1. Wash window and patio door frames with mild, nonabrasive soap and water. Never use abrasive or acidic cleaners because they might cause permanent damage to the frame finish. Always test cleaners in an inconspicuous area first. Wipe dry when finished.
Caring For Your Glass:
Whether your window comes standard with the energy efficient SolarBan-60 Low-E glass, or one of our many specialty glass options, proper maintenance is required to ensure their exceptional performance.
1. Clean glass with a mixture of mild dish soap and water. When finished, rinse completely with clear water and wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Following a few simple steps, you can ensure your vinyl window or patio doors will open, close, lock and unlock smoothly for as long as you own your home.
1. It's important to periodically lubricate all window tracks and rollers. We recommend that you lubricate the hardware components once a year. In areas with high salt air at least twice a year is recommended.
Managing Condensation and Mold:
Condensation on the inside of a window indicates the humidity levels inside that room are higher than the outside. Excess moisture on the inside of your window may cause deterioration and possibly mold growth that may cause health concerns. Follow these easy steps to reduce the risk of excessive condensation and mold growth.
1. Check all window and patio doors for smooth operation and that they are sealing airtight.