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Glass cleaning instructions

Cleaning the glass in your windows and doors should form part of a regular maintenance routine, as it is important to preserve the clarity and performance of your glass, any deposits or dirt on the glass surface should be promptly removed. Improper cleaning practices can permanently damage the surface of the glass.

Important

  • Do not use metal scrapers.
  • Do not allow water or cleaning fluids to remain in contact with the glass, frame, sealants or gaskets for long periods.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaning solutions or materials

Recommended cleaning products

  • A solution of 1 Part vinegar to 10 parts clean water, or
  • Windex Multi surface Cleaner (colourless) by reputable manufacturer.

Do not use the Blue coloured windex product.

Cleaning instructions

Glass should only be cleaned when cool to touch and should never be cleaned while in direct sunlight.

  1. Completely drench the glass with clean water to loosen any residues, deposits or dirt.
  2. Spray on any recommended product mentioned above or just water & liquid soap. Onto the glass
  3. Immediately remove the cleaning solution with either a squeegee or lint free cloth.
  4. Any Stubborn dirt should be sponged off, being careful not to scratch the glass. All traces of water and cleaning solution must be removed from the glass, window frames as well as sealant or gaskets present. Failure to remove any residue may cause these components to deteriorate as a direct consequence of the cleaning process. 

Special instructions for Optilight (low E Glass)

The interior surface of Optilight glass products feature an exposed Low E (or metal based) coating which requires appropriate care when cleaning. While the recommended cleaning method is the same as for other glass, Step 3 (above) requires the interior coated surface be hand cleaned with a soft lint free cloth only. DO NOT use a squeegee on Optilight.

Frequency of cleaning

Cleaning required is dependent on severity of the environment. The following time periods represent a guide only.

Rural / Suburban Environments: 
The maximum period between cleaning should never be more than six months.

Coastal / Pool / Industrial Environments:
More frequent cleaning is necessary here with maximum period between cleaning being no more than three months

Extreme Conditions:
Under the worst conditions involving heavy grime deposition and atmospheric pollution (e.g. sulfur compounds or salts) monthly cleaning is advisable if deterioration is to be prevented.

Aluminium cleaning instructions

To preserve the powder coated or anodized finish on your aluminium windows and doors, regular cleaning is required. Deterioration of the coating occurs mainly as a result of grime deposition and attack by contaminated moisture which in coastal and pool environments contains salt and sulphur compounds. Such grime and contamination absorbs moisture like a sponge and holds it against the powder coated surfaces where the contaminants can attack and damage the coating which cannot be restored.

The cleaning of powder coated and anodized material should be performed using hand cleaning and rinsing techniques. This should be achieved by using small amounts of clean water and recommended cleaning products. DO NOT under any circumstances use abrasive cleaning agent as this will severely damage the surface of the material. Thoroughly rinse off any detergent with clean water. Hosing must be avoided under all circumstances. Dry preferably with a chamois, alternatively with a soft cloth.

The cleaning of the product should be performed at a time that will allow the aluminum to dry quickly, preferably early morning.

Frequency of cleaning

Cleaning required is dependent on severity of the environment. The following time periods represent a guide only.

Rural / Suburban Environments: 
The maximum period between cleaning should never be more than six months.

Coastal / Pool / Industrial Environments:
More frequent cleaning is necessary here with maximum period between cleaning being no more than three months

Extreme Conditions: 
Under the worst conditions involving heavy grime deposition and atmospheric pollution (e.g. sulphur compounds or salts) monthly cleaning is advisable if deterioration is to be prevented.

Hardware cleaning & maintenance

The internal workings of locks, handles, catches etc. should be kept in good working order by applying a light spray of lubricant similar to WD40 or RP7 into area’s of any moving parts.

The external finish of all hardware must be kept clean by removing any harmful reside, especially salt spray from the surface using a non abrasive cleaning agent and wiped down with a soft cloth moistened with WD 40 or the likes.

When maintaining either internal or external hardware, ensure that all finished surfaces (eg. timber, aluminium etc.) in close proximity are well protected from exposure to any cleaning or lubricating agents.

All tracks and sills must be kept clear of dirt, debris and other matter which can cause damage to and restrict the proper functioning of rollers, guides and dropbolts. 

Frequency of cleaning

Cleaning required is dependent on severity of the environment. The following time periods represent a guide only.

Rural / Suburban Environments: 
The maximum period between cleaning should never be more than six months.

Coastal / Pool / Industrial Environments:
More frequent cleaning is necessary here with maximum period between cleaning being no more than three months

Extreme Conditions:
Under the worst conditions involving heavy grime deposition and atmospheric pollution (e.g. sulphur compounds or salts) monthly cleaning is advisable if deterioration is to be prevented.

Viridian EnergyTech and SolTech Low E

The comprehensive range of EnrgyTech and SolTech Low E products offer improved thermal insulation and a choice of solar control performance with low viable light reflection.

Manufactured in Australia, the range is designed for our climate regions and help to meet energy requirements. Our climate is unlike that of any other, that’s why we offer a comprehensive choice of solar Control Low E products to help reduce the extremes of Australia’s warmer weather, balanced with opportunities for passive solar heating.

The range includes a choice of performance and colours, including greys, greens, neutral and clear satisfying different design objectives. Using the durable pyrolytic hard coat technology enables the Low E coating to be single glazed and exposed to the interior of a building to provide improved thermal insulation.

The product can also be used as part of a laminated glass or in an insulated glass unit. 

Features & Benefits:

  • Thermal Insulation: Low E coating provides enhanced thermal insulation by lowering the U Value of the glass.
  • Solar Control: A broad range of solar control performance to choose from for the Australian conditions.
  • Day lighting: Provides a choice of good viable day lighting to reduce the need for interior lighting.
  • Low Viable Reflectivity: Low visible light reflectivity to provide good transparency.
  • Made in Australia: A comprehensive range made in Australia for our climate.
  • Pyroltic Coating: Durable hard coating bonded to glass to provide excellent shelf life and can be used single glazed with the coating exposed to the interior of building.
  • Easy Processing: Can be toughened, Laminated, or used in an insulated glass unit
  • No Edge Deletion: does not require edge deletion for use in insulated units.
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