Window Screens – we recommend that you follow all exterior surface cleaning instructions for exterior window screens. Use caution when handling screens, because torn screens or bent bars are not covered by warranty. One easy way to clean a screen is to lay it on a flat surface, apply a cleaning solution and let soak for a couple of minutes. Rinse the screen using a low-pressure spray, such as a garden hose.
Interior-mounted Screens – these screens can be vacuumed with a soft brush attachment or wiped with a soap and water solution.
Hardware – clean and lubricate regularly to prevent excess wear on hardware gears. Use diluted household cleaner to wipe hardware clean (e.g. locks, hinges, operator arms, handles). Always rinse with clean water to remove leftover detergent or cleaner.
- Lubricating rotary drive hardware: use lithium grease, automotive grease or petroleum jelly.
- Lubricating hinges and rollers: use silicone-based lubricants. Avoid petroleum-based lubricants.
Exterior Frames – under most conditions, occasional rainfall should remove most accumulated dirt on exterior surfaces. In conditions with smog, excess smoke or dirt, exterior surfaces may need to be cleaned more regularly to avoid damage. Use a mild soap or diluted detergent with clean, warm water. Wipe surfaces gently with a clean cloth, soft bristle brush or pressure spray cleaner. Rinse thoroughly with clean water before soap or detergent dries.