CARE & MAINTENANCE
> TIPS for a Lifetime of Effortless Operation
> Frame Cleaning
> Glass Care
> Screen Care
> Managing Condensation and Mold
> Allowing Proper Drainage
Vinyl windows and doors come closer to being maintenance-free than any other exterior building product on the market today. They become dirty, just as does a freshly painted house or new automobile exposed to atmospheric conditions. However, with very little effort, you can keep your windows and doors clean.
Never use any of the following products on any part of your window or patio door – they may damage the glass surface or insulating seal: petroleum-based cleaners, caustic chemicals, razor blades, putty knives, abrasive pads, or high-pressure water hoses.
TIPS for a Lifetime of Effortless Operation
Window cleaning is not only for glass, but frames as well. Wash window and patio door frames with mild, nonabrasive soap and water. Never use abrasive or acidic cleaners because they may cause permanent damage to the frame finish. Always test cleaners in an inconspicuous area first. Wipe dry when finished.
All glass, especially glass with special coatings, requires proper maintenance to sure exceptional performance. The best practice is to clean glass with a mixture of mild dish soap and water. When finished, rinse complete with clear water. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Use only mild soap, water, and a soft brush when cleaning your screens. When finished, rinse with clear water and wipe dry.
MANAGING CONDENSATION AND MOLD
Condensation on the inside of a window indicates the humidity levels inside that room are higher than outside. Excess moisture on the inside of your window may cause deterioration and possibly mold growth leading to possible health concerns. Follow these easy steps to reduce the risk of excess condensation and mold growth.
ALLOWING WINDOWS AND DOORS TO PROPERLY DRAIN
Thankfully, with your new windows and doors, water will not penetrate the inside of your home. Our windows and doors are designed with a “weep” drainage system. Proper maintenance of your weep system is required to assure proper drainage.