Tips to Develop Good Window Maintenance Habits

At Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento, we based our signature service on the mantra “The Better Way to a Better Window™.”

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This means we put a lot of thought into every step of our hands-on replacement process, to ensure your made-to-order windows will work and last as promised. Likewise, our customer care team is ready to provide warranty claim assistance after installation.

However, we can only do so much. You ought to know how to take care of your double-hung, bay, picture and casement windows properly once we hand them over to you. That’s not exactly a tall order if you develop good window maintenance habits. To get you started, follow the tips below.

Wipe With Dry and Damp Cloths Accordingly

The use of a dry cloth is useful for wiping away grime and dust before washing a window. Doing so will make it easier for you to completely clean the glass.

Make sure you have two pieces of clean dry cloth. To prevent sliding, bow and specialty windows from getting dirty more quickly, you’ll have to dry their wet surfaces. Allowing them to air-dry sets the stage for water spotting.

Steer Clear of Abrasive Cleaning Products

For best results, use a mild solution of water and soap. This mixture should be good enough to clean your windows most of the time. When dealing with stubborn dirt buildup, diluted vinegar is an effective, safe and environment-friendly alternative.

Any legitimate Renewal by Andersen residential window contractor would advise you against using abrasive cleaners. Not only can they damage your windows, they may also void your warranty.

Avoid Wet Lubricants

A wet lubricant can compromise your hardware and cause corrosive particles like dirt to collect. To slow the deterioration of metallic window components, such as hinges and locks, apply a dry lubricant with corrosion inhibitors instead. 

After installation, we’ll demonstrate how to maintain each Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento window style properly. Call us at (916) 779-5800 to arrange your free, in-home consultation in Davis, CA, and let’s get your project started.