If you have read Parts 1 and 2 of this blog series, and have finally decided to purchase Renewal by Andersen® casement windows for your home, then you need to know how to make sure they last. Here are some handy tips that can add plenty of extra service life.
To keep Renewal by Andersen casement windows in top shape, regularly clean dirt and debris from sills and tracks to keep them opening and closing smoothly. The frame, sash and grilles should be cleaned with a mild solution of soap and water and a soft brush or rag. To clean the glass, apply a commercial or homemade liquid window solution, wipe in a circular motion and remove with a soft cloth or squeegee.
When removing hardwood grilles to clean glass, leave the grille clips in place. Lift the edge of each grille leg away from the glass at the edge of the sash before removing. Do not pull on the grille intersections.
Because casement window hinges and locks are made of metal, it’s important to lubricate them to maintain ease of operation. Apply a dry lubricant (Teflon® or silicone) to the window’s moving parts; never use wet lubricants or harsh abrasive cleaners that will attract dirt or other corrosive particles. Wash hardware using a mild detergent and a soft cloth. Avoid abrasive cleaners, pads and brushes to clean hardware.
One of the most common causes of broken windows is improper use. Remember that windowpanes have relatively fragile glass parts that can shatter if slammed shut in a forceful manner. Take care when opening or closing your windows to prevent this from happening. On a similar note, strong wind can cause the same kind of damage, so make sure the window panes are properly secured during storms or on windy days.
That wraps up our look at Renewal by Andersen® casement windows. To find out more about these and other Renewal by Andersen products, contact Huff ‘N Puff today!