If you’ve ever seen a vinyl window that is cracked, bowing, bent, or broken, the damage most likely occurred due to poor handling. So before you worry about maintenance, be sure that you understand how to open and close your windows properly. Fortunately, vinyl locking mechanisms make operation easy and effortless. If you handle your windows properly, you can prevent the stresses that cause damage over time.
What about maintenance? Unlike wood windows, vinyl windows don’t require frequent inspections and sealings. Although rain will keep your windows relatively clean, you may wish to clean them once or twice a year to remove excess dirt and prevent discoloration and deterioration. To do this, use a mild soap and a soft brush. Thoroughly rinse the window afterward to prevent soap residue from drying on the window frame. It is also important to clean the sash tracks and window screens.