I have encountered several reasons why customers encounter problems with their windows or doors. One of the most common reasons for service calls is simply a lack of regular maintenance. Most companies want you to believe that vinyl windows and doors are virtually maintenance free. That is only half truth. Every manufacturer of vinyl windows and doors will recommend regular maintenance on their products. That is maybe more difficult that is seems. Everybody knows that you have to wash the windows. But how often are we really washing them? Probably not enough. For houses in a normal environment, it’s recommended that windows and doors be washed every three months. Houses in environments with a higher risk, like those near the ocean, close to a highway, the inland desert, etc. are recommended to wash their windows and doors every month. We are talking just about regular washing. That means using a glass cleaner to wash the glass and wipe the frames and inside track.
Deeper cleaning is recommended at least once a year for houses in a regular environment, and every six months for homes in higher risk environments. During the process of deeper cleaning, the window and door glass and frames are cleaned as usual, but glass openable sashes need to be removed from the windows or doors as well. That will allow us to remove track and flush out the inside draining system with water. This is crucial to keep the window or door drains from clogging. Because not everybody knows how to perform a deep cleaning of the windows it is always better to hire a professional window washing company or call the company who installed your windows and doors. In our video you can watch how Amerimax windows and doors are protected against dust, water, and other outside elements, by using Neat Glass technology on their window and doors.