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Caring for Your Newly Installed Windows and Doors


Congratulations on your newly installed windows and doors from Aurora Windows! Your investment in high-quality windows and doors will enhance the comfort, energy efficiency, and curb appeal of your home for years to come. To ensure that your investment continues to pay off, it's essential to properly care for your new windows and doors. This guide will provide you with valuable tips and instructions on how to maintain and care for your newly installed windows and doors.

1. Cleaning and Maintenance:

1.1 Regular Cleaning:
   - Clean the glass surfaces regularly with a mild, non-abrasive glass cleaner or a mixture of water and mild detergent.
   - Use a soft, lint-free cloth to avoid scratching the glass.
   - Gently wipe down the frames and sills with a damp cloth to remove dirt and debris.
   - Avoid abrasive cleaning materials or harsh chemicals that can damage the finish.

1.2 Lubrication:
   - Lubricate the hinges, locks, and handles of your doors and windows annually with a silicone-based lubricant to keep them operating smoothly.

1.3 Weatherstripping:
   - Inspect and replace weatherstripping if it becomes damaged or worn to maintain optimal insulation and prevent drafts.

2. Seasonal Care:

2.1 Winter Care:
   - Ensure that all windows and doors are tightly closed during cold weather to prevent heat loss.
   - Use draft stoppers or seal any gaps with weatherstripping to keep your home cozy and energy-efficient.

2.2 Summer Care:
   - During hot months, use curtains or blinds to block direct sunlight and reduce heat gain, which can help lower cooling costs.
   - Clean and lubricate your windows and doors more frequently to remove dirt and dust that may accumulate faster in dry conditions.

3. Screens and Hardware:

3.1 Screens:
   - Clean screens annually to remove dirt, dust, and debris.
   - Check for any holes or tears in the screens and replace them if necessary.

3.2 Hardware:
   - Inspect locks, handles, and hinges regularly to ensure they are functioning correctly.
   - Tighten loose screws as needed.

4. Painting and Finishing:

4.1 Wooden Frames:
   - If you have wooden window or door trims or jambs, inspect them for signs of peeling paint or damage.
   - Repaint or refinish wooden trims or jambs as needed to protect them from the elements.

 

5. Warranty and Professional Service:

5.1 Warranty Information:
   - Familiarize yourself with the warranty provided by Aurora Windows and adhere to any specific care and maintenance requirements outlined in the warranty documentation.

5.2 Professional Service:
   - If you encounter any issues or concerns with your windows or doors that you cannot address yourself, contact Aurora Windows or a professional installer for assistance and repairs.

Proper care and maintenance of your newly installed windows and doors are essential for maximizing their longevity and performance. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your investment continues to enhance your home's aesthetics, energy efficiency, and overall comfort for years to come. If you have any questions or require additional support, feel free to reach out to Aurora Windows for expert advice and assistance.

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