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Care & Maintenance

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Wrights Impact Window & Door remains firmly committed to installing doors and windows that stand the test of time and surpass customer expectations. Guaranteeing that your purchased items retain their high performance and warranty coverage requires that you take steps to provide regular upkeep. Fortunately, the maintenance process is straightforward when you follow the useful advice provided below.

KEY GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW

  • When cleaning, apply gentle pressure to avoid scratching or other damage that could result from vigorous scrubbing.
  • To stop cleaning solutions from seeping into surfaces, clean and rinse each window or door individually.
  • Post-installation, it’s crucial to meticulously clean aluminum frames. Chemicals used during construction could harm the frames if not promptly removed.
  • Avoid leaning on the screens of windows or doors. These components cannot sustain heavy pressure and are not impact resistant. Screens may be damaged by storms if not removed. 

CRITICAL SAFEGUARDS

Avoid using the below-listed items on your windows, screens, doors, and hardware to prevent potential damage. Doing so could not only harm your products but also lead to the nullification of your warranty.

  • Power washers or garden hoses
  • Sharp implements, such as razor blades, putty knives, abrasive pads, and other metal tools
  • Aggressive or abrasive cleaning agents/solvents, as well as petroleum-based products

CLEANING GUIDELINES

It is recommended to clean all the items mentioned below at least annually. Those residing in coastal regions should escalate this process to a monthly routine to combat corrosion caused by seawater. However, contingent on your specific environment conditions, more regular cleaning may be required.

Glass
  • Initiate the process by rinsing the glass with clean water to eliminate dirt and dust particles, which may cause scratches during cleaning. As noted earlier, refrain from using a power washer or garden hose.
  • Use a soft, water-drenched cloth or a ready-made glass cleaner on the surface.
  • Swiftly rinse and dry any dripping to avoid the cleaning solution from leaving residue on the glass or running onto the frame and sealant. If opting for a pre-mixed glass cleaner, adhere to the provided instructions diligently.
  • Thoroughly rinse the glass with clean water to hinder the cleaning solution from forming a layer on the glass. As highlighted before, do not use a power washer or garden hose.
FRAMES
  • The frames should be cleansed with clean water to eliminate dirt and dust that could potentially cause scratches during cleaning. Avoid using power washers or garden hoses.
  • A simple mix of mild soap and water should suffice in cleaning both the interior and exterior of your window or door frames. Always conduct a preliminary test on an unnoticeable area with your cleaning solution.
  • It’s advisable that, annually, a gentle car-wax solution should be applied to your frames. Prior to this, ensure the frames are clean to prevent the infiltration of sea salt, or other substances which can corrode the frames.
SCREENS
  • Always ensure to carefully extract your screens, making sure that your cleaning area is flat and free from any residue or debris.
  • Utilizing mild soap and water on a soft brush, gently cleanse off dirt, salt, and other deposits. Steer clear of rigorous scrubbing or metal tools that may potentially rip, weaken or harm your screens.
  • Carefully reinstall your screen once total drying has occurred.
HARDWARE
  • There is no need to grease or use lubrication on the wheels of your sliding glass doors.
  • Preserve easy operation on moving parts like hinges and thumb turns with a light oil lubricant. Examples include mineral oil and light plant-based oils, like hemp, olive, or grapeseed.
  • Simply use a damp cloth or a mild soap and water solution to clean weatherstripping. Don’t forget to rinse thoroughly and dry afterwards. In case of any damage to the weatherstrip, replace it immediately to maintain effective sealing.
  • Regularly inspect and clean the weather drainage (weep system) to guarantee peak drainage operation, and prevent water intrusion. Sliding Glass Doors and Horizontal Rolling Windows are designed to allow water to drain from the track. Seeing a small amount of water in these tracks in normal. 
  • Carefully clean tracks and sills by wiping them with a damp cloth. For hard-to-reach areas, you might find a vacuum cleaner useful to eliminate dust and dirt.
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Please bear in mind that proper care and maintenance is vital for the continued operation, safety and aesthetics of your windows and doors. Improper care and maintenance may invalidate any warranty claim. Click here to view our full warranty

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