Cleaning & Care

Care & Maintenance

Since all of our products are made of strong weather resistant vinyl, they will continue to ward off extreme temperatures, wind, snow and rain year after year. Because they are made of vinyl, you’ll be glad to know they will never rust, peel or rot. As the components used in your windows and doors have been carefully chosen for performance & reliability, not price, you will be rewarded with products that simply perform as they have been designed to. With a little periodic cleaning, your windows will continue to look new for years to come.
For the difficult to remove dirt and stains you can use many household cleaners. Do not use liquid grease remover, strong soaps and detergents containing organic solvents, nail polish remover or cleaners that have bleach. This could effect the appearance of the vinyl.

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Regular Cleaning

  1. Thoroughly clean the surface of the glass with a sponge or soft cloth and plain water to remove surface contaminates.
  2. Dry with a clean soft cloth. Use a clean sponge or soft cloth to wash the surface with a solution of 10% to 20% vinegar. Always use a NEW soft cloth or squeegee to dry the glass. Cleaning may cause streaks when dried if the glass is exceptionally dirty. In this case repeat cleaning. Care should be taken with rubber squeegees as they can leave streaks that are extremely hard to remove if they are used incorrectly or are in poor condition.
  3. Commercial glass cleaners (WINDEX®, GLASS PLUS®, etc.) may be used, but some may leave a film residue and may cause smearing. If these situations occur repeat cleaning process using a vinegar based cleaner. Vinegar based cleaners tend to cause less streaking than other types of cleaning solutions. The most important consideration is to remove as much contamination from the coating as possible with plain water wash before attempting final cleaning.

Special Cleaning

For unusually hard to remove contaminates such as crayons, wax, grease, markers and adhesives, special cleaners may be used to spot clean the glass. Denatured alcohol and isopropyl alcohol work on a variety of contaminates. For harder to remove contaminates such as crayons and markers, commercially available cleaners such as Goo Gone® and Goof Off® work well. After spot cleaning, the full glass surface should be cleaned as discussed above.

NEVER use ANY type of scraper, plastic or metal, on the coated surface.

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