Care & Maintenance

Care & Maintenance

Vinyl windows increase both the value of a home and its style. There is one benefit and con that is the same for vinyl windows: they can be cleaned very quickly but they also get dirty at the same speed. Luckily, in this case nature is on our side meaning that a rainy day will be the only thing that it will take to make your windows shine again. However, if you would like to clean your window thoroughly, here are the instructions:

The windows are best washed with the help of a soft cloth or a soft brush. Stains from everyday objects such as crayon, felt pens, and sticky candy such as bubblegum can be difficult to remove so cleansers should be used to remove stains as quick as possible. *Do not use cleansers such as nail polish remover or furniture polish as it can damage the surface appearance of the vinyl windows and doors* All stickers should be removed using a soft cloth. High pressure sprays can damage the windows if used incorrectly as well as sharp objects can cause ugly trails of scratches on the window. The window roller should be cleaned once every 6 months. The roller should be cleaned using a vacuum cleaner first and then cleansed with cleaning fluid such as dish wash liquid. Proper maintenance  of the "weep" system is needed in order to assure proper excess drainage. Water could fill up the sill or track which should be regularly cleaned in order to avoid things such as dust which could hinder the mobility of the window. When cleaning the brass hardware, use a soft material such as a cotton cloth. The screen material should be regularly cleaned to disallow the entrance of bugs. Screens are easily cleaned by soaking them in water then rinsing them off with hose, this could even increase screen life.

Condensation is fog that happens to reside on the glass of the windows. Generally this happens when there is a high level of humidity inside of the house. Oftentimes, it could appear as moisture on the glass of the window. The interior humidity of the house is accounted by the external temperature as well. When the outside temperature causes a humidity of over 30%, adjusting the heat inside of the house and regulating it will cause humidity to have a lesser impact on your windows. The humidity of a house can be often prevented simply by opening the window of the house everyday in order to let air out. Air circulation allows a fresher response of air inside of your home and also keeps down the humidity. If needed, try to keep the humidity of the house under control with the use of a humidifier. Make sure things such as clothes, exhaust fans, and gas heaters are vented properly.

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