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How to take care of your windows

Learn how to extend the longevity
of your Windows & Doors

Quick Clean-Up Tips

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  • Vacuum the sills and tracks regularly and before cleaning and sweep away lingering debris.
  • Use a mild cleanser made out of 1 tbps of dish soap and 1 gallon of water.
  • Use a rag or sponge to wipe down the windows/doors.
  • Use a gentle brush to clean stubborn debris, especially if it is covering drainage holes.


Warning: Do not use abrasive cleaners or brushes as they may damage the finish on your window or door.

Low-E and Other Glass

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Most windows we install are Low-emissive (Low-e). When caring for these types of windows there are specific things to keep in mind:

  • Avoid washing windows in direct sunlight.
  • Use a mixture of mild dish-soap and water to clean the glass.
  • Rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry with a soft, absorbent cloth to avoid spotting on the window and water in the sealed areas.
  • Remove the screens and wash them with a soft brush on a flat surface with mild dish-soap and water. Rinse, wipe dry and gently reinstall.

Never

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  • Never use petroleum-based solvents or chemicals on the glass, as these may damage the insulating glass seal or component parts of the window.
  • Never use a high-pressure spray to wash the windows, as it may damage the insulating glass seal.
  • Never use sharp instruments or abrasive pads to clean the glass.
  • Never attach anything to the glass, such as masking tape, as heat or the sun may bake the adhesive into the glass.

Why am i seeing Window Condensation?

Condensation on the glass surface of a window occurs when high-interior moisture content meets low temperatures on the glass. This is a natural occurrence and a sign that excessive moisture is present in the home.

Don’t be concerned about minor condensation, or fogging, that appears on the lower corners of windows. However, the lower the outside window temperature and the higher the interior humidity, the more condensation can occur. Continued or heavy condensation on windows means there’s a lot of humidity inside. This can lead to interior damage and to other health-related concerns.

To reduce excess humidity:

Ventilate the interior of your home by opening windows and doors periodically so interior moisture can escape.
Use exhaust fans more frequently and for a longer period, particularly when showering.
Use ceiling fans to circulate the air.
Install a dehumidifier.
Open attic or basement crawl-space louvers.
Vent the clothes dryer and all gas burners to the outside.

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