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Annual Marvin Replacement Window + Door Cleaning List

  • Inspect weatherstripping—Weatherstripping rests between the sash and frame of your door and window. Weatherstripping is designed to prevent water and air from entering the home.

  • Examine finish—Clean your window or door’s interior and exterior finish to help extend the life of the finish.

  • Check exterior caulking—Caulk tends to have a lifespan of around 10 years so it’s important to look to see if you have any fading caulk around your windows. Trim and remove any old and loose caulking.

  • Inspect hardware—Look at your window hardware, like the locks, crank, etc. to make sure they are working properly.

  • Tighten screws—Take a minute to check the screws on your doors and windows and tighten any if needed.

  • Clean moving parts—Wipe away any dirt, dust, sand or debris from the door and window hinges, and tracks.

*Safety tip: Be sure to take proper safety precautions when using ladders, wear protective eyewear and clothing. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions when using cleaning solutions and follow disposal instructions.

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