Renewal by Andersen® of Portland makes caring for your patio doors a breeze. Capitalizing on low-maintenance cladding materials, we simplify the upkeep of our products to make life easier for our customers. Our Frenchwood® hinged patio door and Narroline® gliding patio door systems are protected by a urethane-based finish, while our Frenchwood and Perma-Shield® gliding patio door models are covered with a rigid vinyl sheath.
Although our patio doors require very little effort to clean, you should still follow these tips to make sure you’re doing the job right without causing damage:
Wipe With a Soft Cloth
Whatever part of the door you’re cleaning, always use a soft cloth. Even when dealing with hard-to-remove filth, utilizing abrasive products will cause more harm than good.
When cleaning the glass of your replacement windows, use a mixture of water and either ammonia or a mild detergent. Wipe the surface in a circular motion from one side to another until you cover the entire area.
Detach the removable grilles before cleaning them. Applying the same solution to a soft cloth, remove the dirt while they’re placed on a clean, flat surface to inhibit breakage.
Don’t Forget to Dry
It’s imperative to dry the cleaned areas to keep them from getting dirty easily. Using a dry soft cloth, wipe the areas until any visible trace of the solution is gone.
Avoid Using a Mild Detergent on Bronze Hardware
If you choose bronze hardware for your door installation project, apply light mechanical oil to polish the piece. It can deepen the color of the finish and improve its sheen. Get rid of the excess oil afterward with a dry, soft cloth.
Use a mild detergent on other non-bronze hardware options only. For chrome finishes, you may use a commercial polish. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Ease of maintenance isn’t the only benefit you get with Renewal by Andersen of Portland patio doors. Call us at (503) 419-3960 now to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation and estimate in Wilsonville or Portland to learn more about our products.