How to Maintain Your Vinyl Windows

You’ve just installed brand-new vinyl windows. Perhaps they’re custom windows, tailor-made for the beautiful specifications and intricacies of your home. Now that you’ve invested in such a wonderful project, you want to be sure to maintain them as best as you can so that they last you a lifetime.

It’s important to start thinking about maintenance even after you first install your new vinyl windows. Here are a few tips to help you take good care of them so that they will stay in good shape for the long run.

Cleaning the Glass

When it comes to weekly cleaning, you’ll probably be paying the most attention to your glass. There are several ways to clean your window glass that will get it as shiny and transparent as possible. The best materials to use while cleaning your glass are:

  • Cloth
  • Sponge
  • Newspaper

And make sure that all cleaners are vinegar-based, or a soap with no added alcohol. It’s best to start on the top floor of your home, and work your way to the bottom.

Exterior Vinyl Cleaning

Cleaning the outside of your vinyl windows really only needs to be done once or twice a year. Most of the time, the rain will wash away any dirt or grime that’s built up. But you can give your vinyl a good cleaning with a soap or diluted detergent, and a gentle cloth. This will help to retain the beautiful color and shine that your vinyl comes with.

Sash Tracks

Sash tracks are an integral part of your vinyl window that will keep everything in working order. However, if it isn’t completely airtight, it won’t drain water as well as it could be doing. Sash tracks are like miniature gutters for your windows, and you need to make sure they don’t get clogged with dirt and debris. Like most parts of the window, you can use a mild detergent and a non-abrasive cloth to gently get the debris out of the sash track.

How to Clean the Screen

If your windows have a screen, you might want to pay attention to how they are handled. Screens are prone to tearing or warping, but there are a few things you can do to keep them well maintained. Use the same method of cleaning on your screens as you do with the other components of the window – and most importantly, remember to be careful!

Install the Custom Vinyl Windows of Your Dreams Today!

If you want vinyl windows, you can use our fabulous windows buyer’s guide to help you select something that truly fits your style. Best Choice Home Crafters is your #1 resource for all things custom windows!

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