For stains that prove to be more difficult to remove, use the readily available household cleaners listed in the following table. Be sure to closely follow the manufacturer’s instructions for each cleaner. SoftLite does not guarantee nor warrant the effectiveness of each individual product.
This list is based upon a study conducted by the Vinyl Window and Door Institute on the efficiency of popular cleaning agents and their effects on the appearance of vinyl windows and doors. Alternative products made by other manufacturers may or may not be as effective.
If you choose to use a mildly abrasive cleaner such as Soft Scrub with bleach, Ajax, Bon Ami, etc., please be aware that these abrasives may affect the appearance of glass and vinyl surfaces. Be sure to test the effects of these cleaners on a small, unseen portion of the window before proceeding.
DO NOT use cleaners containing aggressive organic solvents because they could affect the surface appearance of the vinyl. Examples of such cleaners include chlorine bleach, liquid grease remover, strong soaps and detergents containing organic solvents, nail polish remover, and furniture polish and cleaners.
Vinyl windows and doors are virtually maintenance-free. However, as with any product exposed to atmospheric conditions, they will become dirty and require cleaning. In most cases, exterior dirt and grime will wash away during the next heavy rainstorm. However, with minimal effort, your vinyl windows and doors will retain their “brand new” look for years to come. These simple tips will help you keep your new SoftLite windows looking great for decades.