Having your replacement windows installed refreshes the aesthetic of your home in an instant. Even so, they must be kept visually pleasing at all times, which is why it’s important that you clean and maintain them. In doing so, you ensure their long-term performance and overall condition.
Read on as the window replacement pros of Renewal by Andersen® Milwaukee provide some important care and maintenance tips for your windows.
Small Things to Consider
Be sure to remove the film that covers the glass once the crew finished installing the windows. Made of polyethylene, they should be removed no more than six months from the date of installation. Never remove it when the ambient temperature is below 32 degrees to avoid damage.
Also, notice that your newly installed double-hung windows have the product label fastened on their sides. It’s best to not remove the labels because they contain information that would be relevant in the future, especially when repairs are in order.
Preventing Warranties from Getting Voided
One of the things you should keep in mind is to ensure the warranties that come with your new windows remain intact. For example, Renewal by Andersen Milwaukee reminds homeowners to be careful when dealing with Fibrex® frames. The composite material, for one, doesn’t need to be used with screws or nails. Otherwise, the product warranties get voided.
General Cleaning Guidelines
Use mild soap and water to clean the window parts. Start with the frames, moving from the top part toward the bottom. See to it that the hardware doesn’t come loose, from the screws to the handles. When cleaning the glass, be sure to do it when sunlight isn’t hitting it directly to avoid water stains. Dry the window with a soft microfiber cloth.
Our team of window installation pros doesn’t only provide the best products but also helps our customers become knowledgeable when it comes to cleaning and maintaining their new window units. For more about our window offerings, like picture windows, give us a call at (262) 955-8400. You may also fill out our contact form for a free, in-home consultation. We serve residents of Waukesha and other surrounding areas in Wisconsin.