One of the main advantage of vinyl as a material is that it's durable and low-maintenance, making it the perfect material for windows and patio doors that are exposed to harsh weather elements. Taking care of your vinyl windows or vinyl patio doors is simple, and some easy steps will ensure that you'll get the best performance and appearance for years to come.
When cleaning the glass portion of your vinyl windows or patio doors, a simple wash of dish soap and water followed by a rinse with clean water is all that you need to keep your glass looking bright and clean. Make sure that you rinse and dry down the glass quickly to prevent soap water from pooling in the crevices or drying on the glass. For stubborn stains, consider using commercial glass cleaner containing naphtha or xylene, taking care to follow the instructions on the packaging.
For the vinyl itself, you can use either soap or vinegar diluted in water as your everyday cleaning agent. First, rinse the surface with clear water and then use a soft sponge with your cleaning mix to tackle any tough areas. Rinse with clean water immediately after and ensure that you dry the vinyl window surface with a dry, soft cloth.
Most vinyl windows or vinyl patio doors also have moving parts which many people forget to maintain. If you live in an area with high salt content, lubricate the hinges and other hardware components twice a year. If you're inland, you can do this once a year. Check the tracks of your patio door and give them a vacuum to clean up any dirt or debris.
Vinyl windows and patio doors offer exceptional value for money and are easy to maintain. Take the time to keep them clean and maintained, and these products will last you for years to come.