Vinyl windows are low-maintenance by design, but they nevertheless need care and attention at least once a year. After all, they can only keep themselves functional and spotless for so long. With the right tools and upkeep scheduling, they should stay good and functional no matter how much time passes.
To maintain the operability and beauty of vinyl replacement windows, the experts at Woodbridge Home Solutions recommend these tips:
- 1 Use a Feather Duster
- 2 Choose a Window-Friendly Cleanser
- 3 Lubricate the Hardware
- 4 Replace Worn-Out Weatherstripping
- 5 Unclog the Drainage System
Use a Feather Duster
Vinyl units are inherently grime-resistant, which is why you shouldn’t have to resort to forceful methods to get rid of any dirt buildup. Dusting corners and surfaces will often suffice. But if that doesn’t do the trick, a standard paintbrush can let you scrub stubborn filth without damaging anything.
Choose a Window-Friendly Cleanser
When it comes to window glass, steer clear of any harsh cleaning solution to preserve its structural integrity. Wipe its interior and exterior surfaces with a sponge or a cloth soaked in a mild cleanser.
Our double hung replacement windows tilt inward to help you give both panes a good polish while inside the house. However, make sure to handle them with caution to avoid hurting yourself or breaking the unit.
Lubricate the Hardware
Woodbridge Home Exteriors confirms that all moving parts must be properly lubricated to maintain smooth operation. Be careful with your chosen products, though, as some can be corrosive or attract dirt.
Replace Worn-Out Weatherstripping
Any trustworthy window company preaches the value of periodic replacement of weatherstripping. This component contends with friction all the time, so don’t be surprised if it wears out more quickly than others. Get a new one when the old one no longer provides a tight seal.
Unclog the Drainage System
Woodbridge Classic windows come with a built-in drainage system that channels the water in the tracks out of the frame. Rid their weep holes of dirt to retain efficacy.
Learn more about how easy it is to maintain Woodbridge Home Solutions products.