When you have vinyl replacement windows installed, you want to make sure you care for them so they continue to look wonderful and last for a very long time.Good replacement windows are your key to improved heating and cooling costs. By getting the most out of your windows by taking good care of them, you are ensuring that they pay for themselves again and again throughout the years.The following are tips that will help you maintain your vinyl replacement windows. If there is ever a time you need assistance, you have a St. Paul windows contractor who can help you ensure your windows are taken care of.
Cleaning Insulated Glass And Hardware
Use a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth on insulating glass. If the glass is low emissivity glass, you still want to use a non-abrasive glass cleaner. The E-coating will not be scratched because it is applied to the inner surface of the glass. This means after the manufacturer assembles the windows, the E-coating never has to be touched.
If a glass has a coating, it is best to use a water-based cleaner so that the coating is not removed. Coating that comes off causes the window to lose some of its beneficial properties.
When cleaning the hardware, use a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth. Anything else could possibly cause damage to the window surface. Some materials can scratch it, while other materials and cleaners can remove any coatings and dull the windows out.
Maintaining Vinyl Replacement Windows
Vinyl windows are very close to being maintenance-free when compared to other types of building products. They may get dirty, but that just means they need to be cleaned. They should never be cleaned with a pressure washer.
Normal maintenance of these windows includes:
- Washing using a soft cloth or a long-handled brush with soft bristles
- Non-abrasive household cleaners can be used to clean up dirt and stains that are difficult to remove
- A mildly abrasive cleaner can be used in a lot of cases
- Try to avoid using cleaners that contain aggressive organic solvents because the appearance of the surface could be compromised
- If the interior laminate is a natural wood grain, do not use a harsh abrasive cleaner or Brillo pads.
Magic Erasers are popular products for cleaning. While they can be used to clean some window surfaces, they are to not be used on any natural wood grain surfaces around the window or windows that may actually have a natural wood grain surface. While it may seem harmless, the Magic Eraser can actually damage the wood grain.
Contact A St. Paul Window Contractor
When you need new windows installed in your home or business, First Impression Exteriors has options for you to choose from. It is through these options that you will find the windows that work for you. Call us at 612-532-2036 for a free consultation.