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What are Self-cleaning windows?

Pilkington Activ™ is manufactured with the same advanced pyrolytic technology used to produce glass panels for electronic and photovoltaic solar cell applications. Applied to clear float glass via on-line, chemical vapor deposition, it is an integral part of one surface of the glass, and lasts the entire life of the…
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How do I clean and lubricate hardware and screens?

Remove all dust and grit before lubricating pivot points, and all other moving metal parts with light machine oil. This should be done annually. Light application of petroleum jelly or an equivalent will keep locking mechanisms and hinges in good working condition. A resin-free grease or lubricant should be used…
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How do I clean sash tracks?

To remove grime from old lubricant, airborne debris, remains of insect life, or other unwelcome materials, exposed parts of the open window should be wiped clean. Drainage channels should be regularly and diligently cleaned to remain clear of blockages. Sash tracks should be kept dirt-free by using a small brush,…
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How do I clean glass?

Glass is a durable material in normal weather conditions, but it can suffer some surface deterioration. One of the most aggressive elements in the atmosphere is water. An absorbed layer of water can wreak havoc on glass surfaces, dissolving or releasing certain elements that cause the water to become alkaline.…
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How do I clean window frames?

As a general rule, all parts exposed when the window is closed should be washed down with warm soapy water (mild detergent), or a plastic cleaner. Here are some other tips to keep those window frames tidy: Use a soft cloth, sponge or towel to avoid scratching. Rinse well with…
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