3 Important Care and Maintenance Tips for Your Windows

3 Important Care and Maintenance Tips for Your Windows

January 09, 2019

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) 522-3034. 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.

Hear From Our Customers

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

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