Renewal by Andersen® windows have been engineered to require as little maintenance as possible, thanks to their durable Fibrex® frames and glass packages. However, that doesn’t mean that your windows don’t need any cleaning to look their best.
In this post, window company Renewal by Andersen of Louisville/Lexington provides a step-by-step guide to help you properly clean your casement windows.
Step 1: Removing Insect Screens
Every Renewal by Andersen window comes with a lightweight insect screen that can easily be removed for cleaning. To remove the screen, simply release the latches on the screen side jambs and grip the insect screen tightly to avoid dropping it. Push the insect screen outward to clear the sill by tilting it away and then pulling it inside.
Step 2: Removing Grilles
Before getting started on cleaning your windows, you need to remove the grilles. To do so, simply lift the edge of the grille legs away from the glass at the edge of the sash. Avoid pulling on the grille intersections to prevent damage.
Step 3: Cleaning the Glass
Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe away the dust and grime that’s accumulated on the glass. Once you’ve done that, apply a mild cleaning solution like soap water or diluted vinegar to the glass and wipe it away with a clean, lint-free cloth. Avoid using newspaper to clean your replacement windows as this can discolor the Fibrex material. Avoid using paper towels as well if the glass has HeatLock Technology.
Step 4: Fibrex Components
When cleaning your Fibrex frames, simply apply a mild cleaning solution of soap and water on the material. Afterwards, wipe it down with a soft, non-abrasive rag or brush.
Step 5: Moving Parts
To ensure your casement windows continue operating properly, vacuum or dust any debris that’s collected on the window sills and tracks.
For more tips on casement or bay windows, don’t hesitate to turn to Renewal by Andersen of Louisville/Lexington. We are your leading provider of window and door installation services. Give us a call at (502) 716-7264 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Louisville, KY and other nearby areas.