Window Maintenance & Care

Vinyl windows are virtually maintenance free, but some simple routine cleaning and maintenance will ensure they perform their best and continue to look great.

Frames

  • 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.

Glass (all types)

  • 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.
  • Do not use petroleum-based cleaners or caustic chemicals; razor blades, putty knifes or abrasive pads; high-pressure water hoses on any part of your window or patio door.
  • Use only mild soap, water, and a soft brush when cleaning your screens. When finished, rinse with clear water and wipe dry.

Patio Doors

  • Periodically lubricate all window tracks, rollers and hardware.
  • Regularly check weather-stripping to ensure patio door is sealed airtight.
  • Vacuum the tracks on all sliding patio doors to clear any dirt or debris.