Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows are low maintenance, but that doesn’t mean they’ll never need any care at all. Even the highest-quality windows need occasional attention to ensure reliable performance throughout their lifespan. As your local expert window contractors, Renewal by Andersen® of Spokane shares some tips below on how to keep your windows operating smoothly and looking great.
Keeping Renewal by Andersen replacement windows clean is easier than ever, thanks to the low-maintenance qualities of our Fibrex® material frames. Dust and dirt will inevitably accumulate. In addition to making windows look less appealing (especially if you have white frames), dust and dirt can also affect window operation. To avoid this, you should wash your windows twice a year. This is especially important with double-hung and sliding windows, as both designs require clean, unobstructed tracks to work properly.
Cleaning Renewal by Andersen replacement windows is easy. In most cases, a garden hose is enough. The tracks and tight corners will likely require more attention and cleaning from inside the house. Our double-hung window sashes can be tilted inward for easy cleaning.
Stubborn dirt is typically removed with a combination of water, dish soap and a mildly acidic household substance like lemon juice or vinegar. Your cleaning solution may vary depending on the finish, so it helps to consult the care and maintenance manual that came with your window replacement.
One of the most common problems with glazing, or window glass, is water spots caused by minerals left on the glass surface as water dries. While there are many home remedies, such as spraying the glass with a mildly acidic solution or using cleaning products like baking soda to scrub the stains away, this may cause more harm than good. Modern glazing typically has coatings that could erode if the wrong kind of cleaner is used. Consult the care and maintenance manual before cleaning your windows.
With Renewal by Andersen replacement windows, water stains are not a big problem. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass features an exterior metal oxide coating that reduces water spotting up to 99% when activated by sunlight. With clean windows, you can expect smooth and worry-free operation for many years.
To learn more about our window and door replacement services, call Renewal by Andersen® of Spokane today at (509) 202-4090. You can also request a free, in-home consultation through our contact form. We serve many areas in and near Spokane, WA.