Windows Maintenance & Operation


Your site says that your windows are virtually “maintenance free”.  Is this true?
One of the beauties of vinyl frame window units is the relatively minimal amount of maintenance (interior and exterior) required to keep them looking beautiful. Unlike other materials, our vinyl is guaranteed not to pit, peel, fade or flake. And, it never needs painting.

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However, like any exterior surface exposed to the elements, your windows and doors will become dirty and require some cleaning. This is where your decision to purchase vinyl products will pay off. Sometimes a heavy rain is all it takes to clean the surface of the vinyl.

How do I clean the glass in my windows?
You may clean the glass surface with any common household cleaner or a mild detergent. A soft cloth or paper towel will do the job.

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How do I clean the vinyl?
Airborne contaminants and dirt should be removed with a mild detergent and water, applied with a soft rag. Do not use any abrasive cleaning agents or an abrasive pad to apply. Rinse with clean water and wipe dry. Do not use a high-pressure sprayer to clean windows and doors.

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Do I need to clean the drainage system?
Your Window City windows and doors have been designed with a drainage system to ensure that water and melting snow will be removed from the frame. Simply keep all weepholes and drainage channels clear so that water drains to the outside as designed.

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How do I clean the screens?
To clean your Window City screens, simply remove them and hose them off with water. Do not use a high-pressure sprayer or any cleaning solvents.

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How do I keep the operating hardware working smoothly?
Window City hardware parts require very little maintenance. They generally require no lubrication, but in rare cases where conditions do require lubrication of metallic parts, Window City recommends that you use a light silicone lubricant.

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How do I clean my steel door panels?
Periodic cleaning with a mild solution of the painted steel is all that is needed to keep your investment looking its best. Just wipe with a damp cloth and a mild detergent or soap, such as Murphy’s® Oil Soap and warm water, wipe dry with a clean dry towel and you’re done! Remember not to use any type of chemicals or abrasives as this will scratch and discolor the surface.

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How do I clean my fiberglass door panels?

To clean the painted or stained fiberglass surface including the frame, use a soft, lint free cloth. Use a mild detergent or soap, such as Murphy’s Oil Soap and warm water. Dry the surfaces immediately with a soft cloth. These panels can also be dusted or vacuumed periodically depending on the amount of particulate matter than may have accumulated in the grain.

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How do I clean my wood door panels?

To clean the wood surface including the frame, use a soft, lint free cloth. Use a mild detergent or soap, such as Murphy’s Oil Soap and warm water. Dry the surfaces immediately with a soft cloth. These panels can also be dusted or vacuumed periodically depending on the amount of particulate matter than may have accumulated in the grain.

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