It is best to consult your manufacturer's warranty for specific instructions regarding maintenance and cleaning, as well as the use of potentially abrasive or caustic cleaners or solvents. You should be careful when cleaning the glass and frame surfaces as directed by the manufacturer.
Be sure to check weather stripping, hardware and caulking making sure to replace broke, worn or damaged parts. As poor performing parts can decrease the security and energy efficiency of your window and door.
Having problems with condensation on your windows, here is information about household condensation.
To help minimize damage and unnecessary screen door repairs the following maintenance and care recommendations are provided to ensure the long-term enjoyment of your new retractable screen.
FALL SCREEN CARE TIPS
It's important to remember to make sure your screen is stored away in good condition as you prepare for the cold weather season.
Although the large format manual and motorized screens are designed to be virtually a maintenance-free product, we would like to suggest some simple routine maintenance tips that will enhance and maintain your screen.
Fabric gets dirty, it's a fact of life. The material can be washed off easily. This can be done by gently brushing off any loose dirt, debris etc., then hosing off the fabric with clear water (do not use a power washer as this may damage the fabric), you may use a solution of mild natural soap (ie. Ivory Snow® or Woolite®) and water, combined with a soft bristled brush or cloth to clean off any dirt.
The water should be cold to lukewarm, (never more than 100°F or 35°C), rinse thoroughly to remove all soap then leave awning extended to allow sufficient time for air drying. Performing this minor maintenance regularly (2 to 3 times a season) ensures a beautiful appearance and long lasting life of your fabric top.
For stubborn stains, you may add a small amount of bleach or Dawn® dish soap to the cleaning solution. Always, rinse well to remove all cleaning agents and allow sufficient time for air drying.