There are several basic reasons why customers encounter problems with their windows or doors, but one of the most common reasons for service calls is for issues that arise due to a lack of regular maintenance. Most companies want you to believe that vinyl windows and doors are maintenance-free. That is only a half-truth. Every manufacturer of vinyl windows and doors will recommend regular maintenance on their products.
Everybody knows that you should wash your windows regularly. But how often should you be washing them? For houses in a normal environment, it’s recommended that windows and doors be washed every three months. Houses in locations with environmental factors that can affect windows, like those near the ocean, close to a highway, or in the inland desert, should have their windows and doors washed every month. A regular washing simply means using a glass cleaner to wash the glass and wiping down the frames and inside tracks.
Deeper cleaning is recommended at least once a year for houses in regular environments, and every six months for homes in higher-risk environments, like those mentioned above. During the process of deeper cleaning, the window and door glass and frames are cleaned as usual, but the moving glass sashes need to be removed from the windows or doors as well. That will allow you to remove the track and flush out the inside draining system with water. This is crucial to keeping the window or door drains from clogging. If you don’t know how to perform a deep cleaning of your windows, it is best to hire a professional window washing company or call the company who installed your windows and doors and ask them to instruct you on how to perform a deep cleaning.