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Cleaning Windows & Doors

We answer your most common questions when it comes to cleaning your windows, doors, glass and screens.


  • Question: How do I clean the vinyl on my vinyl windows?

    How do I clean the vinyl on my windows?
    Answer: Here are a few tips to help you clean your windows.
    • Wash using mild detergent (if necessary) and a soft cloth or soft bristle brush. Do not clean the windows or doors with a high-pressure washer. The extreme spray pressure could crack or destroy the caulking around the window or door.
    • For difficult to remove dirt and stains use readily available household cleaners. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on use of the cleaners. (Click HERE for a list of cleaners)
    • DO NOT USE liquid grease remover, strong soaps or detergents containing organic solvents, nail polish remover, furniture polish or cleaners containing chlorine bleach. These items could affect the appearance of the vinyl.
  • Question: What is the best way to clean the glass in my windows and doors?

    How do I clean the glass on my new windows?
    Answer: Follow these tips for a streak-free window.
    • For routine glass cleaning, we recommend using a mixture of 30% white vinegar and 70% water. Use a soft, lint-free cloth or paper towels to wipe clean, rubbing in different directions. If there is any residual streaking, rinse with clear water and wipe again.
    • Ammonia-free glass cleaners such as Windex® also produce good results.
    • Thoroughly dry water and/or cleaning solution from glass and all window surfaces.
    • DO NOT USE razor blades, metal blades, abrasive cleaning solutions or materials to clean the glass due to the high probability that damage to the glass will occur.
  • Question: How do I clean my window screens?

    How do I best clean my window screens?
    Answer: We have step-by-step instructions to help you clean your window screens.
    • Step 1. Remove your window screens from the frame.
      Note: Make sure you keep track of the window frame the screen came from. This will help you easily put your screens back in place when you’re done.
    • Step 2. Mix a small amount of mild dish soap with warm water.
    • Step 3. Using a soft bristle brush gently scrub your window screens with the soapy water.
    • Step 4. Rinse your screens using warm water.
    • Step 5. Once your window screens are completely dry, replace them in their window frame.
  • Question: How do I clean my woodgrain laminates?

    How do I clean my interior woodgrain laminate?
    Answer: Maintaining your woodgrain is easy with these simple instructions.
    • Use warm, soapy water for routine cleaning and dry thoroughly.
    • Mild household cleaners can also be used to clean interior laminates. Always test the cleaner on an inconspicuous area to ensure compatibility with the laminate surface.
    • DO NOT USE abrasive scrubbing devices, organic solvents or abrasive cleansers as they will cause surface damage.

     

     

  • Question: How do I clean the exterior coating?

    How do I clean the exterior of my windows?
    Answer: Cleaning the exterior coating is easier than you think.
    • Wash using a mild detergent (if necessary) and a soft cloth or long-handled soft bristle brush. Do not clean the exterior coating with a high-pressure washer. The extreme spray pressure could damage the surface or crack or destroy the caulking around the window or door.
    • Mild window cleaners that are safe to clean the exterior coating on windows and doors include Windex®, Formula 409® and Fantastik®.
    • DO NOT USE liquid grease remover, strong soaps and detergents containing organic solvents, nail polish remover, furniture polish, or cleansers containing chlorine bleach. These items could affect the appearance of the vinyl.

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