Cleaning Your Windows: The Do's and Don’ts to Remember
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Cleaning Your Windows: The Do’s and Don’ts to Remember

The replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen® are engineered to require as little ongoing maintenance as possible. Then again, they may still attract dust, dirt and stains from spills or splatters. Cleaning them regularly helps ensure their attractive look and continuous performance.

Cleaning Your Windows: The Do's and Don’ts to Remember

Renewal by Andersen® of San Diego, your local source of windows and doors, shares some do’s and don’ts of cleaning our windows.

The Do’s of Cleaning Windows

Cleaning our windows is relatively simple. For the frames, sash and grilles, a simple solution of soap and water will do. Use a soft, non-abrasive rag or brush to scrub the Fibrex® frame material, doing it ever so gently.

A vacuum cleaner, meanwhile, can be used for removing any dust collecting on the sills and tracks of sliding windows. This way, you can be sure of effortless operation every time you use them.

As for the glass, you can clean it using a soft, dry cloth to wipe away dust and grime. Then, apply a mild cleaning solution: soapy water, vinegar diluted with water or a liquid window cleaner are some of the options. Always use a clean, lint-free cloth to wipe it clean in a circular motion.

The Dont’s of Cleaning Windows

When cleaning your Renewal by Andersen windows,  never attempt to clean the Fibrex frames with newspaper or any ink-based papers. The ink from the paper may be transferred to the material, causing discoloration.

Also, avoid using abrasive cleaning products such as cerium oxide, toothpaste or any other unconventional items like scrub pads and rust removers on the glass. The applied low-emissivity (low-E) glass coating may become damaged, losing the windows’ ability to block ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever the sun is shining.

Turn to Renewal by Andersen of San Diego for your replacement windows, French doors and sliding patio door needs. Schedule a free in-home consultation today by calling (858) 935-8451 or filling out our contact form. We serve residents of San Diego and surrounding areas.