CONTRACTOR 101: EDUCATE YOUR HOMEOWNER
The Do’s and Don’ts for Cleaning your Vinyl Windows:
- Open the top and bottom sash for improved ventilation.
- Use both hands to support sashes while tilting them in to clean.
- Support the sashes when they are in the cleaning position.
- Make sure the tilt latches are fully engaged after tilting sashes back into the operating position.
- Make sure the top sash on a double-hung window is closed and up all the way before locking the window.
- Do not leave the lock in the locked position when closing the window, this will damage the keeper.
- Do not attempt to remove the sashes on double-hung windows.
- Do not use oil base spray lubricants such as WD 40, they attract dirt.
- Do not use a silicone spray for lubrication.
- Do not leave the center section of a “Swing & Clean” sliding window open without proper support.
- Do not attempt to move a “Swing & Clean” sliding window sash when the pivot hardware is locked.
- Do not use abrasive-type cleaners to clean the glass or vinyl on these windows.
- Do not use solvents to clean the windows.
- Do not use a high pressure hose to clean the outside of a window.
For more information on cleaning your windows download out care and operation manual here
Do’s and Dont’s for Cleaning your Vinyl Siding:
- Clean periodically by using a garden hose and clean water
- For more use a soft-bristled, long handled washing brush
- For hard-to-remove dirt, such as soot and grime in industrial areas, wipe down with a recommended solution mentioned below.
- Start at the bottom and work to the top when doing the whole house to avoid streaking
- Rinse entire surface with fresh water after cleaning
- Do not use any methods not recommended by the manufacturer
- Do not scrub vigorously when cleaning with a brush to avoid creating a glossy area
- Do not clean with any solution without spot testing first
- Do not use cleaners containing organic solvents, undiluted chlorine bleach, liquid grease remover, nail polish remove, or furniture polish and/or cleaners
For more information visit Vinyl Siding Institute here