Maintaining the beauty and performance of your fenestration: Tips & Care Guide

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The proper maintenance is important in order to ensure the longevity of any Adurra products. Below are some maintenance tips that should be followed annually to ensure the proper functioning of your products long-term:

Basic Maintenance Guide: Doors & Windows

Regular Cleaning

  • Glass Cleaning: Clean glass surfaces with a mild glass cleaner or a mixture of water and a few drops of dish soap. Avoid abrasive cleaners that could scratch the glass. Wipe dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.
  • Frame Cleaning: Wipe down aluminum frames regularly with a damp, non-abrasive cloth to remove dust and dirt. Avoid abrasive pads that could scratch the surface.

Hardware Maintenance

  • Hinges and Locks: Inspect hinges and locks for any visible signs of wear, corrosion, or misalignment. Lubricate moving parts with a silicone-based lubricant to ensure smooth operation.
  • Handles: Clean handles and levers with a damp cloth. Lubricate any moving parts or mechanisms as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Multipoint Locking System: Check the operation of the multipoint locking system periodically. Lubricate the locking points and other moving components to prevent stiffness or difficulty in locking and unlocking.

Sill Maintenance

  • Track Cleaning: Keep tracks clear of dirt, debris, and leaves that might obstruct the smooth operation of sliding doors. Use a vacuum or brush to remove debris.
Ventilation & Humidity Control
  • Ventilation: Use the tilt function of tilt-turn windows for controlled ventilation. This helps prevent excess humidity buildup while maintaining security.

  • Indoor Humidity: Monitor and maintain indoor humidity levels relative to exterior temperatures to prevent condensation on glass surfaces and frame.

General Tips
  • Avoid Harsh Cleaners: Do not use abrasive cleaners, solvents, or strong chemicals on aluminum frames, glass, or hardware.
  • Operate Gently: Open and close windows and doors gently, avoiding excessive force that could strain or damage the hardware.


By following these tips, you can rest assured that your fenestration and door products continue to provide you optimal performance for many years to come!

Maintenance Guide for Retractable Bugscreens

Operational Care

Proper Use: Operate the retractable bug screen gently and avoid applying excessive force. Tugging or pulling too hard can damage the screen or its mechanism. When the bugscreen is not in use, it must be rolled away in it's integrated box. 

Avoid Obstructions: Ensure that the screen can fully extend and retract without any obstructions in its path. This prevents strain on the mechanism. If the screen is difficult to slide, ensure that there is no debris in the track. 

Gentle Handling: Always handle the retractable bug screen with care, both during operation and maintenance, to avoid any unnecessary strain on the components.

Regular Cleaning

  • Vacuuming: Use a handheld vacuum or a brush attachment to remove dust, dirt, and debris from the screen mesh. Pay attention to the top and bottom tracks as well.
  • Gentle Cleaning: For more thorough cleaning, dampen a soft cloth or sponge with a mild soap and water solution. Gently wipe down the screen mesh, tracks, and frame. Avoid using abrasive materials that could damage the mesh.

Track & Frame Maintenance

  • Track Cleaning: Clear the top and bottom tracks of any dirt or debris that might hinder smooth operation. Use a brush or compressed air to clean out these areas.
  • Lubrication: Lubricate the tracks and moving parts with a silicone-based lubricant to ensure smooth retracting and extending of the screen. Be sure to wipe away any excess lubricant.

Weather Protection & Seasonal Maintenance

  • Retract in Harsh Weather : During severe weather conditions (heavy rains, strong windows or snow), retract the bug screens to prevent potential damage. 

  • Winter Storage: The screen must be in its retracted position during the colder months to prevent damage from ice and snow.

By following these maintenance tips, you can keep your retractable bug screens in optimal condition, ensuring they function smoothly and effectively in keeping insects out while allowing fresh air to flow into your living space.