Windows Maintenance Tips from Our Pros

In most cases, the maintenance necessary for a new window is minimal. It’s always a good idea to wash your windows and clean the sills where dirt and grime can affect the hardware.

Wood Windows

To protect a newer aluminum clad wood window, it’s a good idea to put a coat of varnish on the interior wood surfaces, keeping them sealed and protected. How often will depend on factors such as glass coating and exposure to sunlight, but it will likely be between 5 and 10 years. If you have older windows, you may want to seal the wood more often, and of course, exterior maintenance and repainting is necessary every few years.

When doing the general cleaning of your wood windows, be sure to include cleaning and lubricating the hardware.

Vinyl Windows

Because vinyl windows are designed to be maintenance-free, the only upkeep you’ll likely need to perform is keeping them clean. This includes cleaning and lubricating the hardware.

Glass Care

The glass in your windows will require periodic cleaning. We recommend treating your glass the way you would treat crystal dishware. Use a mild cleanser of dish soap and water, a rinse with clear water, and drying with a soft cloth. For more information, we encourage you to visit Window Genie, our preferred provider of window cleaning services.

If you’d like us to arrange for cleaning and maintenance, please contact us.