Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta casement windows are low-maintenance, but you still need to take care of them properly. Otherwise, they may malfunction and sustain damage their warranties may not cover.
To keep your casement windows in good shape and their warranties valid, follow these tips:
Do Not Use an Ammonia-Based Cleaner
Ammonia is an excellent cleaning agent but you should think twice before you use it on your replacement windows. Like other abrasive cleaners, this substance may be too harsh for certain window components.
There are several safety concerns associated with ammonia use in cleaning. If you use too much of it, ammonia may burn your flesh and hurt your eyes. It also emits fumes harmful to the throat and lungs.
A safer alternative to ammonia is vinegar, which is biodegradable and non-toxic. In addition to soapy water, diluted vinegar is also a recommended cleaning solution of any experienced window replacement contractor.
Wait for a Cloudy Day
Cleaning windows in direct sunlight may leave unsightly residue on the glass. Any temperature between 40°F and 85°F offers the best condition for washing windows.
Avoid Ink-Based Papers
Wiping the frames of Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta casement units with newspaper may stain the material. We suggest soft, dry cloth instead.
Ease of operation is one of the many winning qualities of casement windows. To prevent jerky panel movements, pay attention to dirt buildup. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and debris from every nook and cranny of each of your glass units.
Lubricate the Moving Parts
Annual lubrication is key to smooth casement window operation, but you must use a dry lubricant. Any honest window replacement specialist would attest that a wet lubricant could turn locks, hinges and other moving parts to dirt magnets.
Discover how easy to maintain every Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta window is. Call us at (888) 908-3332 today to set up your FREE in-home consultation in Atlanta at your most convenient date and time.