Renewal by Andersen windows are designed for easy cleaning and the ability to do it all yourself. If it has been awhile since your last Spring cleaning or this is your first time cleaning your Andersen windows, these videos provide you with step by step instructions to have them shining as good as new. Having to remove your window screens, tilting in your windows, and lubricating your windows all seem like tasks that would be extremely time consuming and tedious. All of that stress will be eliminated after watching our videos.
How to Remove and Replace Window Screens For Cleaning
Cleaning your Andersen windows is a breeze with this step-by-step video on how to remove and replace your window screens for cleaning. The great news about cleaning Renewal by Andersen windows is that it can all be done from inside, no matter what story your windows are on! See Video Transcript Hi, I’m Linda with Renewal by Andersen of Central PA. I’m going to show you how to remove and replace your screen for cleaning on your windows. First, on the inside of the screen, there are these two silver tabs. You pull both of those in, and push out on the screen. Be sure to hold onto it tight, especially if it’s on the second floor — you don’t want to drop it. Grab ahold of that bar in the middle, and just bring it right into the house. Once you have it in, you can clean it however you’d like. Stick it back out through the window. Grab ahold of the metal bar. Line it up with the outer track, and it’ll go right in. You push those tabs right back down in, and your screen is just the way it was.
How to Tilt in Double-Hung Windows
Did you know that when cleaning your Renewal by Andersen double-hung windows you can clean the inside and the outside of the window all from the inside of your house? Watch this video to learn how to tilt in your double-hung windows! See Video Transcript Hi, I’m Linda with Renewal by Andersen of Central PA. Today I’m going to show you how to tilt in your double hung window. First, unlock the window. You can raise the bottom sash up just slightly. Then, you’re going to reach up here and pull down these little clips until you hear them click. Then, just simply tilt the window in. You can wash it, and then lay it all the way down to the sill. Make sure you push these clips back up to the top before you do the top sash. Lower the top sash just slightly, and inside are two small push clips that you push in. You pull that down, wash the window itself, and when you’re done, you can just push it back closed. Now, before you want to push this up, you want to pull it down some and listen for it to reengage. So, here, I’m going to pull it down and you heard it click, and then it’ll go up all the way. You want to do the same thing with the bottom sash. Listen for it, and now it’s ready to go back down and closed. That’s how you tilt in your double hung window.
How to Clean Your Gliding Window
Gliding windows do not tilt in as easy as double hung windows, but with this video, you can learn just how easy cleaning Renewal by Andersen gliding windows can be. With gliding windows, you are able to bring the entire window inside for easy cleaning. See Video Transcript Hi, I’m Linda with Renewal by Andersen of Central PA. Now we’re going to talk about how to clean your gliding window. Gliding windows don’t tilt in as easily as double hung windows, but have no fear —they’re almost just as easy to clean. First, what you want to do is open one side of your window to about the middle, and you just lift up on it and then lift down; it comes straight out. Set it down on the floor, and you can clean both sides. Once you’re done with that, feeling that off to the side, do the same thing with sash number two. Lift it up, and it’ll come right out. Now you can clean that one just the same. And then they just go in as easily as they came out. Make sure you get it on the right track, and you push it in. Then for the one on the right, do the same thing. In a matter of minutes, your gliding window is nice and clean.
How To Lubricate Your Windows
Have your Renewal by Andersen videos become hard to open? Over time, dust and pollen can build up in the tracks. By using a silicone-based lubricant and spraying to both the inside and outside tracks, your windows will operate as good as new! Watch this video to see step-by-step instructions to lubricate your windows! See Video Transcript
Hi, I’m Linda with Renewal by Andersen of Central PA. Have your windows become hard to push up and down, or hard to open? That’s because, over time, dust and pollen can build up in the tracks. Simply all you need is to go out to Lowes or Home Depot, and buy a silicone-based lubricant. And you just spray both the inside and the outside tracks. You put your window up, give a spray to the outside and the inside on both sides, and then you do the top as well. Spray both the inside and the outside again, and your windows will be operating just as good as new.
If your gliding windows aren’t opening and closing as easily as they did when you first had them installed, simply open them up. By using a silicone-based lubricant that you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot, you just spray the front and back track on the top and bottom. Make sure you do both sides, and the window will slide just as easily as the day you had it installed.
How to Have Casement Windows Open Easier
If your casement windows are not opening and closing as easily as they used to, Renewal by Andersen has the solution for you! By spraying the silicone-based lubricant spray on the locking mechanism bar, cracking mechanisms on the bottom and top, and the snuggers, your casement windows will be working as good as new! See Video Transcript If your casement windows aren’t opening and closing as easily as they did on the day you first had them installed, simply use the silicone lubricant spray again. Spray down the locking mechanism bar on the one side of the window, the cranking mechanisms on the bottom and the top, and then don’t forget the little snuggers. Get both sides of those, and your casement windows will open and close as good as new again.