Care and Maintenance
Vinyl replacement for windows and doors are the easiest to maintain and are more worry-free compared to their metal and wood counterparts. Though that does not exempt vinyl from regular maintenance. To keep your windows and doors at optimal condition, to retain their quality and smooth operation, you can follow these easy care tips:
Vacuum any dirt and debris from the sill and track areas before washing.
To properly clean your windows and doorframe; spray a mixture of mild dish soap and water, then rinse thoroughly with water. After which, wipe your windows and doorframe with a soft cloth until dry to avoid water spots.
Avoid washing glass doors or windows under direct sunlight. This will lead to watermarks.
Never use and abrasive solvents or caustic cleaners. These are never recommended because they might permanently damage your frame’s finish or leave marks on your glass
Mild, nonabrasive soaps are usually safest for most dirt and stain removal, but as with any cleaner, they should be tested in an inconspicuous area first.
Mild, non-abrasive soaps are the safest to use to remove dirt or stains. As for any kind of cleaner, before you use them on your windows or door frames, they should be tested on an inconspicuous area first.
Always rinse every surface with clean water and wipe until dry.
Ensure that any drainage or “weep” holes are clear of dirt or any form of obstructions. That goes for both sides of the window – inside and outside
To properly clean screens, first, remove them and place them on a flat, clean surface. Wash them with mild soap and water using a soft brush. Then rinse it and wipe until dry. Then reinstall the screen.
Windows and doors with moving parts always need to have their hardware components regularly lubricated. In environments with salty air, lubrication must happen more frequently.
After any form of cleaning is done to your windows and doors, always lubricate the tracks and rollers with silicone spray (non-petroleum based propellant).