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Thank you for choosing McLEOD Windows and Doors for your home. We are a quality window and door manufacturer whose products are produced to meet the stringent requirements of CSA® and Energy Star®.

Maintaining your windows in original condition and performance requires simple but necessary maintenance efforts.

Please familiarize yourself with the following periodic inspections, cleaning, and maintenance, to keep your new windows and entrance system looking great and working great for many years. Your warranty may be void if proper product care and maintenance are not followed.

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Window General Maintenance

We recommend following an annual maintenance schedule that includes:

  • Cleaning the glass surface
  • Cleaning all sash tracks
  • Cleaning the frame and screens
  • Lubricating hardware
  • Inspecting the weather-stripping
  • Washing and waxing exterior vinyl painted surfaces

 

The following should be done every 2-5 years for best results

  • Paint or stain wood jambs or extensions
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Door General Maintenance

We recommend following an annual maintenance schedule that includes:

  • Cleaning the glass surface
  • Cleaning all sill tracks
  • Cleaning the frame and screens
  • Lubricating hinges and hardware
  • Inspecting the weather-stripping
  • Washing and waxing exterior vinyl painted surfaces
 

The following should be done every 2-5 years for best results

  • Paint or stain wood jambs or extensions
  • Paint or Stain Door slabs
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Hardware Maintenance

Window and door hardware is expected to give trouble-free operation throughout the life of the product. All of the hardware is protected or enhanced by special coatings and lubricants. These protective coatings and lubricants can be damaged or removed by common household products.

Windows and doors are mechanical systems that need to be maintained.

  • Moving parts need to be inspected for wear and cleaned and lubricated on an annual basis.

Lubrication

  • After the hardware is clean and dried it must be lubricated to restore the smooth operation.
  • Use a silicone lubricant spray to lubricate all moving parts.
 

Avoid using a grease-based lubricant as these lubricants can pick up dust and dirt over time and negatively impact the smooth operation of the window.

Care must be used when applying any lubricant to avoid staining and/or damage to window parts. Since lubricants wear away over time, periodic checks should be done to ensure the hardware is functioning smoothly.

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Window and Door Warranty

Everything is Covered… McLEOD Windows and Doors proudly offers a wide range of Kohltech Products. All of our Kohltech products are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship by one of the best warranties in the industry.
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Cleaning Guide

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Keep your new windows and entrance system looking great and working great for many years. All windows and doors must be maintained and cleaned properly to ensure trouble-free use. All moving parts should be lubricated at least once per year. Any dust, dirt, and lint buildup should be removed with a clean cloth.

 

Below are some tips to ensure your windows and doors are looking and functioning at peak performance.

Cleaning Your Hardware

Due to the wide range of environments our hardware is used in, some cleaning may be required. Windblown dust and dirt can cause the windows to be more difficult to operate, as well as cause the hardware to wear or corrode.

We recommend the window hardware be inspected once a year (more if necessary) and cleared of dirt and grime build up. Particular attention should be given to cleaning dirt from slides in hinges.

Clean water should be used when possible to flush the hardware clean. A mild dish soap and water mixture can be used to loosen stubborn dirt. Always rinse the hardware with clean water and allow the hardware to dry completely before lubricating.

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Recommended Cleaners for Hardware

To ensure optimal function of your window and door hardware we recommend performing the following maintenance:

  • Lubricate rollers with a silicone-based spray
  • Lubricate rotary operators with Lithium Grease or Petroleum Jelly

Do not use cleaners containing aggressive organic solvents because they could affect the surface appearance of the vinyl.

It is NOT recommended to use the following types of cleaners on the hardware

  • Vinegar based cleaners
  • Citrus based cleaners (lemon, etc.)
  • Industrial strength cleaners
  • Abrasive cleaners
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Screen Cleaning Tips

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  • Remove the screen and lie flat on an outdoor surface.
  • Spray with cleaning solution and soak.
  • Use a hose to rinse with clean water.
  • Alternatively, lightly vacuuming with a brush attachment is sufficient for interior mounted screens

CAUTION!

Use caution when removing and replacing insect screens. Torn screen mesh is not covered by the warranty. Insect screens are not intended to prevent children or pets from exiting. 

 

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Glass Cleaning Tips

Be sure to read all directions and precautions when using any manufactured cleaners.

  • Apply a mild soap or vinegar-based cleaner to the glass surface only
  • Wipe the surface of the glass in a circular motion applying light to moderate pressure
  • Using a lint-free cloth, wipe dry the glass surface. If streaking appears, rinse with clean water and repeat

 

CAUTION!
Do not use harsh abrasives steel wool or solvents on any part of the glass or frame. Do not wash windows in direct sunlight as soaps and cleaners may leave a hard-to-remove residue.

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