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Vinyl Windows Maintenance

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Maintenance of your window is important to keep it operating at its full potential. Here are some important steps to take throughout the year to keep your windows and doors looking beautiful. 

  1. Keep sill track clean of dirt and debris so water can flow freely to outside.
  2. Keep all weep holes free of obstructions so water can flow freely to outside.
  3. Inspect exterior caulking regularly and replace when necessary.
  4. Clean and check operation of hardware and weather-stripping regularly and repair if necessary. 
  5. Keep weatherstrip clean of dirt and grit for proper seal. Wash with mild soap and water, rinse with water and wipe dry. Apply a light coat of wax (Lemon Pledge ®) and wipe off excess. 
  6. Determine the source of any moisture that you see around your windows or doors and stop its entry and accumulation or call Tom Adams Service Department. 
  7. Immediately dry out any areas around your windows or doors that you observe are wet (immediate action is necessary to mitigate any damage to your home). The use of a dehumidifier, fan, or any warm air source will help dry out affected area.
  8. Maintain relative humidity at moderate levels. 

Vinyl Finish:

  1. To clean, wash with mild soap and water. Heavy dirt and stains may require stronger cleaning compounds such as a vinyl siding cleaner. The surface can be wiped down with solvents such as goof off, naphtha, nail polish remover (acetone) and alcohol.
    CAUTION: as some cleaners can leave marks or scratch vinyl.
  2. Abrasive cleaners will scratch the surface and are not recommended.

Hardware:

  1. Much like sterling silver even the finest brass will react naturally to the elements surrounding it. To maintain, polish with a nonabrasive automotive or furniture wax. By keeping your hardware cleaned and maintained you will be rewarded with a long-lasting finish.
  2. Tighten screws when necessary.
  3. Lightly oil as needed. Wipe off excess.

Caution: DO NOT USE paint thinners, lacquer thinner, gasoline, kerosene or any other harsh chemical to clean surfaces or hardware.

A Tip From Our Service Manager

Do Not Powerwash Windows or directly close spray hoses on windows, weep holes or meeting rails

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