Home Maintenance - Lubricating Vinyl Windows

Vertical WindowOnce a year it’s a good idea to perform maintenance on your windows which will save you both time and money in the long run. Vinyl windows should be lubricated along the track and frame where the sash slides. Begin by wiping the tracks with a dry cloth to remove loose dust and dirt, followed by vacuuming the area to gather any remaining dust or debris. Next you’ll want to clean the tracks with a mixture of water and vinegar. With one gallon hot water mix in 1 to 1.5 cups of vinegar and then wipe the around the window track, sash, and frame to remove any heavy dirt buildup. Finally, spray some silicone lubricant onto a dry cloth and wipe the lubricant onto the window’s track and grooves where the window slides. Make sure not to spray silicone directly onto the window itself as it can leave a greasy mess or event leave a permanent mark on the glass. That’s it! NOTE: This is for vinyl windows only.

Stephen Woodall
REALTOR, GRI @ Long Realty Company
Stephen has made real estate his full-time career and passion since 2008, primarily specializing in the Foothills & the Northwest Tucson areas of Oro Valley and Marana. He is a multi-million dollar producer, representing both sellers & buyers. Stephen has tremendous experience in new home sales, listing & selling primary residences, listing & selling vacant land, listing & selling luxury homes, investment properties, rentals, and real estate development parcels.

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