After having brand new exterior products installed (or, simply refreshing the old), it’s important to perform the appropriate maintenance to the exterior elements of your home.

Care for WINDOWS & DOORS

– Bi-yearly regular cleaning of windows and doors will keep them operating and looking like new.

– Keep glass in windows and doors clean by using a dish soap/water solution.  Applying with an absorbent cloth or sponge, and removing with a squeegee.  Glass cleaner and paper towel can also be used.

– Screens should be washed yearly to remove dust/pollen.  A mild dish soap solution applied with a soft brush or sponge, and then rinsed with clean water.

– For optimal window and sliding door operation, clean out window tracks to remove dust/pollen/dirt debris.  Vacuuming and washing out tracks will allow for sashes to slide smoother.

– Window and vinyl door frames can be cleaned the same as window screens, using a mild dish soap solution.

– Exterior aluminum trims and flashings should only be cleaned with a dish soap solution and soft cloth/brush, rinsing with clean water.

– Steel doors can be cleaned using a damp cloth.  If necessary, a mild dish soap solution can be used.  DO NOT USE harsh cleaning chemicals or scouring pads on any painted surfaces.

– Factory stained fiberglass doors will require re-application of a protective clear top coat.  The frequency will depend on the sun/weather exposure on the door.

– If door hinges, patio door wheels or casement hardware require lubrication, clean well then only apply silicone spray as necessary.

Care for SIDING & EAVESTROUGH

– Yearly cleaning your exterior siding and trims will prevent dirt and pollen build-up as well as potential staining.

– When cleaning vinyl siding with brick or stone below, wet down brick or stone before cleaning siding above to prevent staining the brick/stone.

– Vinyl siding can be cleaned with a mild dish soap solution and a car wash brush, rinsing with clean water.  Pressure washing can be done, with caution, on a low setting with a wide fan spray so as not to mar the surface.

– Aluminum eavestrough, fascia, soffits and trims should only be cleaned with a dish soap solution and soft cloth/brush, rinsing with clean water.

– Yearly cleaning of eavestrough and downpipes will keep water running and prevent overflow from happening.

– Aluminum railings and columns should only be cleaned with a dish soap solution and soft cloth/brush, rinsing with clean water.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office by phone at 519-664-2346 or email info@beingessner.com

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