Care and Maintenance

 

 

Windows

For care and maintenance information for your windows, download this guide.  Here you can get information on the proper way to clean your windows and screens, how to tilt and operate each sash, the do’s and don’ts for your windows, as well as how to locate the warranty label which will be required if you ever were to require a service or claim a warranty defect.

Doors

Provia:  Fiberglass and Steel doors, if washed, should be washed with mild soap and water.  Simply rinse with clear water and wipe dry.  To clean the weatherstrip, also wash with mild soap and water, rinse clear, and wipe dry.  A very light coat of wax can be applied as well.  If any scratches or chips occur, first wash with mild soap and water, then use touch-up paint or wood finish repair crayons.  Doors can be additionally protected with a layer of Armor-All.  Hardware can be polished with non-abrasive automotive or furniture wax.

Decks

For pressure treated decking, it is often recommended to wait 60-90 days to allow the wood to weather before staining or sealing.  For cleaning, you can purchase cleaners made specifically for pressure treated wood at any hardware store.  For Trex decking products,  download this care & cleaning guide.  Please note that cleaning procedures for Trex Transcend products varies from all other Trex products.

Siding/Soffit/Accessories

Rainfall is typically adequate to wash vinyl siding, soffit, and accessories, but a periodic rinsing with a garden hose in areas not directly exposed to rain could help keep up the appearance of your siding.  If you wish to clean further, make sure to use a soft-bristled brush and do not rub vigorously as that may tarnish the finish of the product.  If you encounter any hard to remove dirt, clean it with the following solution:  1/3 cup of powdered detergent, 2/3 cup of household cleaner, and 1 gallon of water.  If you wish to remove any mildew, use the same formula but substitute 1 quart of laundry bleach for the water.  It is important that after cleaning the products be thoroughly rinsed with clean water.  Please avoid using excessive high pressure rinsing.

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