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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Vinyl Windows and Patio Doors (JCM002)
Caring for your vinyl windows and patio doors will save time and
money. It is necessary to take some time every year to clean and
inspect your vinyl windows and patio doors for cracks and damage.
Proper maintenance requires periodic tasks to maintain long life,
smooth operation, and warranty coverage. Regular inspections
and minor maintenance are the best ways to keep these products
in good condition.
Do-It-Yourself
Technician
INTRODUCTION
This guide provides important information that will help to keep vinyl windows and patio doors looking beautiful and operating smoothly for many
years. Vinyl products contain ultraviolet (UV) inhibitors designed to reduce sun damage. Vinyl is manufactured to be low maintenance and long lasting
without the need for painting or finishing.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONTACT US
Precautions and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
For questions, feel free to contact us by phone or email:
Needed Materials and Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
• Email: [email protected]
Basic Inspections and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
• Phone: 1-(800)-JELD-WEN/1-(800)-535-3936
Cleaning Glass and Vinyl Surfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Hardware Cleaning and Lubrication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Inspection Checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
WINDOW AND PATIO DOOR PARTS
Top Rail Head Jamb Grille
Top Rail
Frame
Head Jamb
Lite
Upper
Sash
Side Jamb
Operating
Panel
Check/Meeting
Stile
Sash Lock
Check/
Meeting Rail
Side
Jamb
Stationary
Panel
Lower
Sash
Stile
Glazing/Glass
Bottom
Rail
Sill
Bottom Rail
Sill
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PRECAUTIONS, SAFETY AND CLEANING RECOMMENDATIONS
PRECAUTIONS AND SAFETY
RECOMMENDATIONS
• Some windows have opening control devices installed to help prevent
falls, while allowing full operation when manually released. Know
how to operate these devices before an emergency occurs. See the
full Safety and Operating Instructions at www.jeld-wen.com.
• Window insect screens are not security devices and will not prevent a
child or anyone from falling through.
• Never mix cleaners or solvents. This may be dangerous as well
as ineffective.
• Use help when working with a large window sash or patio door panel
to avoid injury.
• Use proper/safe equipment and precautions when cleaning and servicing
the exterior side of windows above ground level.
• If using commercial cleaning or finishing products or solvents, carefully
read and follow safety instructions, warnings, cautions and disposal
instructions on manufacturer’s labels. Wear appropriate safety gear
(e.g. clothing, goggles, gloves) and provide plenty of ventilation.
• Immediately clean spills.
• Most solvents are flammable and/or toxic and must be handled
with extreme care. Do not use near open flame, sparks, or
electrical motors.
• Do not power-wash windows or use a garden hose; this can cause
seal failure and allow water to enter the structure.
• When cleaning exterior, multi-story windows, begin with the upper
story and work down.
• Avoid using metal tools, razor blades, or other sharp objects and
abrasive cleaners. They can damage window surfaces, scratch glass
and remove exterior glass coatings.
• Aggressive cleaners or solvents can damage vinyl surfaces and may
cause yellowing. Immediately rinse and dry.
• Do not allow cleaners to puddle or collect at glass edges near glazing
materials.
• Avoid cleaning in direct sunlight or in temperatures too hot or
too cold.
• Avoid excessive rubbing and over-cleaning.
• Do not scour.
• Clean and rinse one area at a time.
• Clean twice a year (monthly in coastal areas) or when dirty.
• After-market tints and films are not recommended, as they may cause
damage to the glass and/or sealant.
NEEDED MATERIALS AND TOOLS
• Baby shampoo or mild soap and water or vinegar and water
• Several clean, soft, non-abrasive, absorbent Chamois or lint-free dry
cloths
• Soft bristle brush
• Spray bottle
• Vacuum cleaner
• Sponge
• Appropriate solvent (for hardware only)
• Commercial glass cleaning products or solvents
(for stubborn stains)
• Plastic putty knife (for paint or label removal)
• Plastic wrap (for label removal)
• Spray silicone
BASIC INSPECTIONS AND MAINTENANCE
INSECT SCREENS
1. Inspect for the following:
• Cuts, scratches, or holes
• Looseness; tighten excessively loose screws.
2. Maintain:
• Lightly lubricate tracks with silicon spray.
• During freezing, optional retractable screens should
be fully retracted.
• Clean tracks with a vacuum.
3. Replace or repair damaged screens; if replacement is necessary,
contact a local supplier for repair or replacement information.
Your local hardware or home improvement store is a good source for
supplies and information on screen repair.
Cleaning
1. Remove screen and place screen into tub or shower if indoors;
on lawn or hard surface if outdoors (avoid exposure to dirt). For
retractable screens, clean in place.
2. Gently spray with water and brush lightly with soft bristle brush until
clean (use gentle spray nozzle setting).
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For stubborn dirt,
1. Gently scrub with soft bristle brush with mild soap and water.
2. Rinse clean.
3. Reinstall screen when dry.
Tips for best operation of optional retractable patio door screens
• Use caution when moving heavy objects over tracks.
• If additional magnetic force is required, adjust strike plate so that flat
side faces magnets.
• Do not apply excessive pressure to the screen handle; check for
obstructions or misaligned tracks.
• If screen binds, try slightly loosening track screws, and/or add a
lubricant such as silicon spray.
Note! Screens may not be covered under manufacturer’s warranty. To
be sure, ask your supplier or distributor.
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BASIC INSPECTIONS AND MAINTENANCE - CONTINUED
SASH/PANEL INSPECTION
GUTTERS AND OVERHANGS
Inspect sash or patio door panel annually (monthly for coastal areas). If
the window has a removable sash, it may be helpful to remove it before
inspection.
• Inspect optional opening control devices for proper operation.
Contact us if not operating properly.
• Inspect stiles and rails for damage (cracks or splits in vinyl surfaces).
• Check glass for cracks. If cracked, call your local glass supplier
for replacement.
• For insulating glass units, look for moisture or fogging between
glass panes (most likely to occur on cold mornings). This may be an
indication of seal failure. Call us for recommendations.
Gutters and overhangs protect windows and patio doors from excess
water exposure. Clear at least once per year.
WEATHERSTRIP
Inspecting and maintaining weatherstrip can help avoid costly structural
damage from water leakage and energy loss due to air and/or water
infiltration. Replace weatherstrip that is missing, torn, cracked, brittle,
discolored, gummy, or that has no “bounce back” when pressed down.
Call us for replacement instructions.
Precautions
• We recommend denatured alcohol for non water-soluble cleaning.
Lacquer thinner may be used in small amounts, but only as directed.
Thoroughly rinse any vinyl surfaces that come into contact with
lacquer thinner. Other solvents such as mineral spirits or petroleumbased products may damage or dissolve weatherstrip.
• When using alcohol, always test small area first to avoid
product damage.
• Do not use anything sharp near weatherstrip.
Light Cleaning
1. Clean with damp cloth or mild soap and water.
2. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
3. Repeat if necessary.
Non Water-Soluble Cleaning
Clean with denatured alcohol on soft cloth. If denatured alcohol doesn’t
work:
1. Clean with small amount lacquer thinner on soft cloth.
2. Repeat if necessary.
3. Clean with mild soap and water, then rinse. If unsuccessful, consider
replacing weatherstrip.
Repair
If weatherstrip is loose or falling out of the kerf:
1. Carefully remove weatherstrip.
2. Apply thin bead of silicone sealant into kerf.
3. Reinstall weatherstrip.
4. Hold in place with tape for 24 hours.
5. Carefully remove tape.
WEEP SYSTEM
Vinyl windows and patio doors
are not subject to moisture
Inside face weep hole
damage; however, damage
could develop in the structure
Interior sill track
around the unit if water does
not drain properly from the sill
Bottom weep hole
area to the exterior.
Interior weep holes are usually
a rectangular or round hole cut in the vinyl in the bottom of the sill
track or in the face of a vertical member of the sill near the bottom.
Weep holes may be covered by a sill insert or roller track. Access to
these weep holes may require removal of the sash or panel and then
removal of the snapped in sill insert or roller track. Sash/panel removal
can be awkward, see the appropriate product guide at www.jeld-wen.
com/resources for safety recommendations and the proper procedure
for removing the sash or panel.
Exterior weep holes are usually
a round or rectangular hole
cut in the exterior face of the
vinyl sill. These may have a
small flap or baffle covering
the hole.
1. Regularly clean sill track
Exterior
with vacuum or wipe
weep holes
thoroughly with damp
cloth. Thoroughly remove
any blockage in the corners
and from the exterior weep
holes caused by caulking,
masonry or stucco products or a piece of trim.
2. Pour small amount of water (1 cup) into interior sill track. If water
does not drain quickly from the sill through the weep system, insert
a thin wire into weep hole to clear the blockage. When clearing
exterior weep holes, the passages through the inside of the frame
may be slightly offset to the left or right. Do not insert the wire
farther than necessary because the insulating glass unit may be
damaged. Call us if unsure. Repeat until water runs clear to the
exterior. If not successful, call a service technician.
EXTERIOR SIDING JOINT
A proper seal of the joint between the window and the exterior surface
of the structure will keep water and/or air from leaking into the house.
Inspect the sealant joint for:
• Cracks
• Voids
• Deteriorating areas (e.g. loss of adhesion)
Repair damaged sealant with a best quality sealant.
Note! Do not apply sealant to areas where installer or contractor
did not originally seal. Seek professional advice from an installer or
contractor if unsure.
When repairing a sealant joint, 100% silicone sealant is the
most durable, but it cannot be painted. Use 100% polyurethane
sealant if painted. Follow sealant manufacturer’s instructions for
proper application.
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CLEANING GLASS SURFACES
Some window sashes may be removed (horizontal slider), tilted in (tilt single and double-hung), or opened (casements without egress hinges) for
easier access to the exterior surface. For specific details on sash removal, please refer to the appropriate product guide for your window at
www.jeld-wen.com/resources.
Some products are available with optional Neat® glass. Neat glass stays cleaner longer with less maintenance and needs no manual activation. Clean Neat®
glass using the same recommendations for standard glass. For more information visit www.cardinalcorp.com.
GENERAL CLEANING
LABEL REMOVAL
Prepare cleaning solution (1 tsp baby shampoo to one gallon of water
or 1-1/2 cups vinegar to one gallon of water).
1. Rinse surface with clean water from top to bottom.
2. Clean with mild soap and water and sponge or soft brush with
uniform pressure horizontally, then vertically.
Note! Quickly rinse and dry any run-down. Don’t allow cleaning
solutions to collect or puddle on vinyl surfaces, crevices, etc.
3. Promptly rinse thoroughly with clean water (sponging while rinsing
may be helpful; do not allow cleaning solution to dry on the glass or
vinyl surface).
4. Wipe dry with lint-free, dry cloth.
5. If necessary, repeat steps above until clean.
6. Dry window frame and sill with separate cloth.
Slowly peel from one corner. If label tears or sticks, moisten with soapy
water and gently scrape with plastic putty knife. Stubborn labels can
be soaked with soapy water and covered overnight with plastic wrap.
Gently remove with plastic putty knife.
PAINT REMOVAL
1. Soak dried latex paint drips with warm water and baby shampoo
solution.
2. Wipe with damp cloth or sponge.
If needed,
3. Scrape gently with plastic putty knife. Repeat soak and scrape.
4. Repeat if necessary.
Note! For oil-based paint drips, consult local paint professional.
STUBBORN STAIN REMOVAL
For stubborn stains, commercial glass cleaning products may be
necessary.
• Apply small amount directly to the stain. Avoid spilling or dripping
down the glass.
• Some persistent stains may need higher strength cleaning solutions
that contain active ingredient chemicals such as toluene, xylene,
mineral spirits or naphtha. Special care must be taken when using
these types of cleaners. Avoid getting onto vinyl surfaces.
• For oil and grease, try baking soda and water or washing soda and
water.
• Rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry.
MORE INFORMATION ON GLASS CLEANING
• The Glass Association of North America (GANA):
www.glasswebsite.com
• Cardinal Glass Industries: www.cardinalcorp.com
Note on Websites! Website content is subject to change and should be
used for informational purposes only. JELD-WEN is not responsible for
third-party information.
CLEANING VINYL SURFACES
Prepare cleaning solution (1 tsp baby shampoo to one gallon of water
or 1-1/2 cups vinegar to one gallon of water).
1. Rinse surface with clean water from top to bottom.
2. Clean with mild soap and water and sponge or soft brush with
uniform pressure horizontally, then vertically.
Note! Quickly rinse and dry any run-down. Don’t allow cleaning
solutions to collect or puddle on vinyl surfaces, crevices, etc.
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3. Promptly rinse thoroughly with clean water (sponging while rinsing
may be helpful; do not allow cleaning solution to dry on the glass or
vinyl surface).
4. Wipe dry with lint-free, dry cloth.
5. If necessary, repeat steps above until clean.
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HARDWARE CLEANING AND LUBRICATION
Cleaning and lubrication help to maintain and restore smooth operation to movable parts of windows and patio doors and, in most cases, offer corrosion
protection. Always thoroughly clean hardware before lubricating.
Maintain hardware any time windows are not opening or closing
properly or at least biannually (monthly for coastal areas) for
the following:
• Clean dirt/debris
• Tighten loose screws
• Replace damaged hardware
PRECAUTIONS
The following substances may damage protective hardware finishes. Do
not use:
• Vinegar-based cleaners
• Citrus-based cleaners (lemon, etc.)
• Paint removers
Use caution with silicone-based sprays. Apply only in small amounts and
do not over spray. Wipe off excess lubricant to avoid staining and/or
damage to other window or patio door parts. Silicone may cause some
hard plastic parts to become brittle.
HARDWARE TYPES
Metal hardware offers functionality, aesthetic appeal and resistance to
corrosion but is not totally corrosion proof. Replace corroded hardware.
Plastic hardware offers high resistance to the elements; however,
over time, can deteriorate from ultraviolet light, heat, cold and
chemical exposure.
• Window cleaners
• Brick/siding washes
• Any other industrial or abrasive cleaners
HARDWARE CLEANING
General Cleaning
Heavy Cleaning
1. Remove hardware for easier cleaning.
2. Use mild soap and water on a soft cloth or sponge; rinse and
wipe dry.
Note! For stubborn dirt, use a soft bristle brush to gently scrub.
3. Apply several coats of high quality, non-abrasive car wax.
4. Reinstall hardware.
Solvents, abrasives, and other cleaners could cause damage to
protective coatings on hardware. If the general cleaning procedure is
not sufficient, call us for recommendations.
HARDWARE LUBRICATION
Different hardware parts need different types of lubricants.
Suggested Lubricant Types
White or Lithium Grease:
Protects metal surfaces against corrosion, reduces friction and wear
on moving parts, and is an excellent multi-purpose lubricant.
Light Oil (such as 3-in-One®):
Use for sliding or rotating joints.
Butt Hinges
Note! Butt hinges are located on
swinging patio doors and some
window styles. Lubricate hinges with
light oil (3-In-One® oil or equivalent)
annually or when noisy.
Slider Tracks and Jamb Liners
Graphite (spray black carbon powder):
Use for door lock key ways and hinges.
Note! Use care when applying graphite to prevent possible
staining of parts.
Spray Silicone:
Use for slider tracks, jamb liners and weatherstrip.
Note! Do not spray directly onto hardware surfaces. Spray onto
clean cloth to apply.
Slider tracks or jamb liners can become dirty and difficult to operate.
Clean and lubricate as follows:
1. Remove sash(es).
2. Vacuum track or wipe with a soft cloth.
3. Apply spray silicone to dry, soft cloth. Wipe onto track, jamb liner
and/or weatherstrip. Do not apply silicone to pile
(fuzzy) weatherstrip.
4. Reinstall sash(es) and check operation.
Plastic Hardware
Most hard plastic hardware
parts (e.g. sash retainer latches)
require periodic cleaning for
smooth operation and do not
require lubrication.
Retainer Latch
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HARDWARE LUBRICATION - CONTINUED
2. Apply grease/oil through back side of operator.
Casement/Awning Hardware
Note! New operators and hinges are already greased and oiled and
should not need lubrication. Periodically lubricate operator gear
mechanisms with white or lithium grease.
Grease Here
Oil Here
Casement/Awning Rotating Joints
Light oil provides lubrication for rotating joints such as hinge pivots.
Spray lubricants or graphite are acceptable, but need frequent
application.
1. Open window for access to joints.
2. Oil as shown.
Patio Door Rollers and Multi-Point Locks
Removing patio door panels can be dangerous and should be
performed by service personnel or at least with additional help.
Operator with
removable cover
Grease Here
Oil Here
Clean Slide Do not lubricate
Hinge
Single-arm
operator
Dual-arm
operator
Oil each
pivot point
There are two types of operators with gear mechanisms:
• Removable cover
• Non-removable cover with the gears reachable through
the back
1. Remove door panel.
2. Tip door panel for access to
rollers on the bottom.
3. Lubricate rollers where
the shaft goes through the
middle of the wheels with
light oil.
4. Lightly oil multi-point lock
at each latch point.
5. Spray keyway lock with
graphite lubricant.
Latch
point
Rollers
Key way
For operators with removable covers:
Note! Some handle styles don’t have screws and will just pull off.
1. Remove set screw on crank handle with small screwdriver or Allen
wrench; remove handle.
2. Gently remove plastic cover (lift from the base).
3. Apply grease to gears and oil to joints.
For operators with non-removable covers:
1. Use a small mirror for a better view of the gears.
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GLOSSARY
Casement
A window with a sash that opens from the side like a door.
Double-Hung
A window with an upper and lower sash that slide vertically past
each other.
Egress Hinge
A hinge used in conjunction with certain casement windows to allow a
wider opening to meet emergency exit requirements.
Frame
The assembly of structural members (head, sill and jambs) used to fasten
the window/patio door to the structure.
Grille
A Decorative grid on the interior or exterior of the glass or between the
glass panes.
Insulated Glass Unit
A sealed assembly of two or more panes of glass separated by a spacer.
Jamb Liner
A removable balance system that fits into the side jamb.
Kerf
A groove that often holds weatherstrip.
Keyway
The slot in the lock where the key is inserted.
Patio Door Panel
An assembly comprised of stiles (vertical pieces), rails (horizontal pieces)
and the patio door’s glass.
Rail
The horizontal piece of a sash or panel.
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Retainer Latch
Secures sash into jamb to guide during operation. Releases to tilt for
easy cleaning or removal.
Sash
An assembly comprised of stiles (vertical pieces), rails (horizontal pieces)
and the window’s glass.
Seal Failure
The airtight seal between two panes of an insulating glass unit has
broken and is usually discovered when excess moisture fogs the inside
of the glass panes.
Side Jamb
The vertical frame member on either side of the window or patio door.
Sill
The bottom horizontal frame member of a window.
Sill Track
The track on the sill of a sliding/gliding window or patio door that
guides the sash as it opens and closes.
Slider
A window with one or more sashes that slide horizontally.
Stile
The vertical piece of a sash or panel.
Weatherstrip
A strip of material that covers the joint between two separate parts of
a window or patio door and is used to prevent rain, snow and cold air
from entering.
Weep Hole
The visible exit or entry part of a water drainage system used to drain
water out of a window unit.
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INSPECTION CHECKLIST
EXTERIOR
INSPECTION DATE _____/_____/_____
NOTES
• Vinyl Surface
¨ Dirty
¨ Cracks, scratches, blisters, other damage
• Sealant Joint
¨ Cracks, voids, other damage
¨ Deterioration, loss of adhesion
• Glass
¨ Dirty
¨ Scratched, cracked, other damage
• Weatherstrip
¨ Missing or loose
¨ Tears, cracks, other damage
¨ Brittle, gummy, discolored
¨ No ”bounce back”
• Insect Screen
¨ Dirty
¨ Missing or loose
¨ Mesh damaged or loose
• Gutters
¨ Dirty
¨ Damaged
¨ Missing
INTERIOR
• Vinyl Surface
¨ Dirty
¨ Scratched, cracked, other damage
• Glass
¨ Dirty
¨ Moisture between Panes (insulating glass only)
• All Product Hardware
¨ Dirty or damaged
¨ Discolored or tarnished
¨ Problems with sash locks
Casement/Awning Windows
¨ Operators working properly
¨ Operators need lubrication
Double/Single-Hung Windows
¨ Jamb liners damaged
¨ Sash balances fail to hold properly
¨ Problems with sash tilt latches
¨ Problems with cam pivots
Sliding/Gliding Windows
¨ Track dirty
Patio Doors
¨ Track dirty
¨ Problems with rollers
¨ Problems with locks
¨ Locks or hinges need lubrication
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