Protect Your Home’s New Vinyl Windows With Proper Maintenance
Now that you’ve invested in new windows, you are probably wondering how to keep them looking new and beautiful season after season. Luckily for you, you have chosen vinyl replacement windows. Vinyl windows are extremely low maintenance compared to windows made out of wood. With a little care and effort, you can easily ensure that your new windows will still look like new years from now.
Clean The Glass
It seems so basic; yet cleaning the glass on your new windows is one of the best ways to keep your new windows beautiful. While it is easy to clean the inside glass, the outside glass can get pretty dirty also. Most new windows that are high quality offer some sort of tilting function to aid in the cleaning of the glass. This allows for you to not only clean the inside of your window, but also makes it incredibly easy to clean the outside as well. How you access the outside of your new windows depends on whether your window has a Tilt-In Slider or a Lift-Out Slider. Always consult your owner’s manual for proper operation before attempting to clean the outside of your windows to avoid potential damage and injury. Always be sure to never use any sort of petroleum based cleaner on your windows. Common household glass cleaners and soft cloths or paper towels are fine.
Clean The Frames And Sashes
Next, you will want to clean the frames and sashes of your new vinyl windows periodically. This can easily be done with a mixture of mild soap and warm water. Never use abrasive cleaners. These can permanently damage your new windows. Soap and water will remove most stains and dirt. If you are unsure about the soap you are using, test it on an unnoticeable area of the frame first. Once you have cleaned your frames and sashes, be sure to rinse with plenty of clean water. When you are finished, simply wipe them dry.
By occasionally cleaning the frames, sashes and glass panes, your new windows will provide you with long lasting beauty and functionality. If you have any questions about how to maintain your specific windows, contact the manufacturer or the installation company.
If you are interested in more information on how to care for your new windows, contact the professional window technicians at Preferred Window and Door in Lynwood, Illinois. They have been repairing and installing new windows in Burnham, IL, the southern Chicago suburbs and N.W. Indiana since 1994. To learn more about new windows call us at (708) 895-3667.