Let’s approach this in 2 steps: first the window frame and then the glass surface itself.
Step 1: Window frames
- This one-piece, seamless frame is made of polypropylene which doesn’t fade over time.
- You can use the same product you use to clean the glass surface.
- Use a soft cloth or a sponge.
- Wash with a non-abrasive cleaner. Don’t use gas or paint thinner.
Step 2: Glass Surface
Regular glass, single or thermo-pane.
- Use a mild detergent such as dishwashing detergent or the one you use to wash your car.
- Alternately you can use a homemade water and vinegar mixture for cleaning.
- Apply with a clean, soft cloth, a paper towel or a non-scouring sponge (nothing with an abrasive surface).
- Do not use an abrasive cleaner as you risk scratching the glass.
- Use the same instructions as for regular glass (above).
Window models with Decorative Inserts
- A Decorative Insert is installed on the interior side of the window. It fits in a slot in the window frame.
- Gently lift the insert, starting in one corner. There are 4 fasteners that hold it in place.
- Clean the glass surface as for regular glass.
- As for the insert itself, it is made of plastic. Clean it the same way as the window frame.
- Use a sponge with lukewarm water and a mild detergent.
- Do not use abrasive or highly alkaline cleaners.
- Never use a scraper, razor blade or other sharp instrument on the polycarbonate.
- Don’t use gas or acetone.
- Avoid cleaning in full sun or hot weather.
- Rinse everything well, using a garden hose for large surfaces.
Do not wash your garage door or its windows with pressure washer. Instead, use a garden hose. If you use a spray nozzle on your hose, use the light shower setting, not the strong direct jet.