Impact Windows & Doors Care & Maintenance Guide

The most convenient and aesthetically pleasing product for your home
Window Glazing

One of the best ways to protect your family!

There’s no doubt that coastal living is amazing, with perfect sunsets, refreshing breezes, and breathtaking ocean views. Of course, Florida homeowners also need to prepare for intense weather conditions. One of the best ways to protect your family is to keep your hurricane windows and doors in great shape with regular cleaning. Plus, window care makes your home look beautiful.

When Should You Clean Your Impact Windows and Doors?

In Miami and other Florida coastal areas, we recommend cleaning your windows and doors approximately once a month. For maintenance of doors, keep an eye on weather strips during your monthly cleaning routine. Lubricate door and window hardware at least once a year.

How Do You Clean Hurricane Impact Windows?

Impact-resistant windows are indeed built to stand up to intense climate conditions, including gale-force winds and debris. If you want to keep your hurricane windows looking amazing and performing great, you should avoid damaging them during the window cleaning process. Here is the right way to clean your windows:

Window Frame Cleaning

Once a year, you’ll want to replenish the protective layer of window frames. This is especially important in Florida’s coastal air, where salt tends to strip away window protection. Restoring this layer is usually as easy as applying some car wax after cleaning the frames.

Cleaning your impact window frames is a relatively simple day project. Here’s everything you need: a soft cloth or sponge, a bucket of water, and mild soap.

Caring for the Glass

Make sure your impact windows look gorgeous for decades by cleaning the glass regularly. Window care isn’t complicated. Here’s what you need: a bucket of water, a sponge, a bottle of glass cleaner, and some clean rags.

Never use strong or extra-strength cleaning chemicals with your home’s windows. Don’t use abrasive cleaning materials on the window frame or glass. For example, scrub pads can remove protective coatings, scratch your glass, and make metal frames vulnerable to corrosion. No matter what you’ve heard, you should never use putty knives or other scraping tools to eliminate window spots.

Keeping Your Doors and Windows Working

Our high-quality hurricane doors stay in excellent condition with minimal maintenance. You can clean the surface following the same tips as window frames. What about hardware?

Latches

Use a light lubricant regularly on latches, hinges, and other hardware. Mineral oil is fine, or you can use a lubricant specifically made for protecting door hinges. You don’t have to worry about lubricating sliding door wheels since they have sealed bearings.

Smooth Open and Closing

Keep door and window tracks clean, so everything operates smoothly. If you have a vacuum cleaner with attachments, vacuum any dirt particles from the track. Otherwise, use a damp cloth to wipe down the insides.

Pay special attention to weather stripping, water drainage systems, or door seals. Wipe weather strips down with a wet cloth as needed. If you see cracks or tears, call our team to replace the worn strips right away.

At Alufab USA, we’re only a phone call away. We’re happy to answer your questions or assist in keeping your doors and windows in excellent condition. For more information, contact our pros right away.

Reach us at 239-842-7904 for all your hurricane protection needs and concerns.

Schedule In-home Evaluation

Schedule Your
FREE In-Home Evaluation

"*" indicates required fields

Name*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Scroll to Top