Proper Window Care and Maintenance

Cleaning the Frame

Wash using mild detergent (if necessary) and a soft cloth or ordinary long-handled soft bristle brush. Do not wash the window or doors with a high-pressure spray. The extreme pressure could crack or destroy the caulking around the window or door.

To remove difficult dirt and stains, use the readily available household cleaners listed on the chart. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on use of the cleaners. In some cases you may wish to use a mildly abrasive cleaner such as Soft Scrub®, but the use of any abrasive material could scratch or dull the surface of the glass and window or door frame. Always test cleaners in an inconspicuous area first.

Do not use liquid grease remover, strong soaps and detergents containing organic solvents, nail polish remover, furniture polish or cleaners containing chlorine bleach. These items could affect the surface appearance of the vinyl.

Cleaning the Glass and Screens

Use only mild soap, water, and a soft brush when cleaning your screens. When finished, rinse with clear water and wipe dry. Use a glass cleaner or mild detergent to clean the glass. Do not use a high-preasure spray, petroleum-based cleaners or caustic cleaners.
Check Your Windows and Door Drainage

Occasionally vacuum the tracks on sliding doors and windows to clear any dirt or debris.

All our windows and doors are designed with a drainage system to protect the inside of your home. Proper maintenance of the drainage system is helps to ensure proper drainage. Periodically inspect the drainage holes to make certain they are clear of any dirt or debris. Use a soft bottle brush to clear openings.