Year-End Maintenance for Your Doors & Windows

Before you say goodbye to 2014, it’s important to sort out clutter to maintain cleanliness at home and keep your family healthy and safe. You also have to make sure that your windows and doors are in good condition.

To help you, we’ve listed some tips on taking care of your Sacramento doors and windows:


You need to have the right materials to clean your windows and doors properly. Standard cleaning materials and tools include a ladder, a squeegee, rubber gloves, buckets, ammonia cleaner, rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, and soft rags.

Make sure you read the instructions in your door and window’s care and maintenance manual to know the right cleaning supplies, as some cleaning products may damage certain materials used for doors and windows. Furthermore, avoid using abrasive products, such as sponges or brush with rough bristles.


Restaining, repainting, or revarnishing your doors and windows will make them look good as new. You may choose to retouch them with the same shade or change their color if you’re updating your home’s interior design, however, this should depend on the manufacturer’s advice.

Check the manual for the type and color of paint you may use over the current finish of your doors and windows. Make sure to follow the instructions and remember the warning provided by the manufacturer.


Allow your newly-cleaned and painted doors and windows to dry in a well-ventilated space. Then, polish the hardware and grilles with a high quality varnish such as polyurethane. Read the care and maintenance manual as some metal hardware should only be cleaned and polished with a soft cloth to avoid scratching and fading the material. Finish off by sweeping away dust particles using a dry rag.

Keeping your doors and windows well-maintained will help make your home more comfortable and your family secured. When you’re in doubt on how to care for your doors and windows properly, feel free to consult Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento. Call us at (916) 389-2000 and our dedicated staff will be glad to help you with any of your door and window concerns. We can also provide recommendations for your home remodeling in Sacramento CA.