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Operating Your Restorations Replacement Windows In The Quad Cities

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Tilting-In Double & Single Hung Sashes:

Removing Lift-Out Slider Sashes:

Operating Tilt-In Sliders:

Operating Casement & Awning Windows:

Care of Your Restorations Windows

Glass

To clean Restorations Windows with typical glass, simply use a glass cleaner and a soft cloth.

Frame Cleaning*

Keeping your windows and doors clean means more than just the glass. Here are some helpful tips for cleaning the PVC frames and sashes of your Restorations Windows effectively without damaging them.

*Ivory® is an example of a mild dish soap. Always test cleaners in an inconspicuous area first.

Smooth Operation*

To ensure that your windows and doors open, close, lock and unlock easily for years to come, follow these helpful maintenance tips to keep your windows and doors operating smoothly.

Drainage Systems*

Windows and doors in the Quad Cities often have a simple drainage system or "weep" system designed right into the product. These water drainage pathways must be kept clear and clean for the window or door to operate correctly. It is normal for water to accumulate in the sill or track area with wind driven rain. The water is intended to drain to the outside as water builds up or outside pressure subsides.

Key Do's and Don'ts*

DO: Clean the frame surfaces.
DON'T: Use a razor blade, putty knife or abrasive pad.

DO: Use a glass cleaner or mild detergent.
DON'T: Use any petroleum-based cleaners or solvents.

DO: Clean tracks and weep holes.
DON'T: Use oil-based lubricants or damage weep hole covers/baffles.

DO: Check weather stripping and hardware.
DON'T: Live with poor performing components.

DO: Clean your insulating glass with proper cleaning agents.
DON'T: Add attachments to window or glass without approval from the window manufacturer.

DO: Choose certified windows and exterior glass doors.
DON'T: Settle for products that do not meet important air, water, structural, forced entry and thermal performance standards.

*(c)2004, American Architectural Manufacturers Association