lubricant for windows

judithosenJune 3, 2014

My Simonton windows are difficult to open and close. Is there a lubricant to use on them or do they need to be cleaned. I've had them a year.

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HomeSealed_WI

Could need cleaning and/or adjustment. You can try a dry spray lubricant, however if they are that difficult to operate that would be an indication of some other problem IMO.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 3:06PM
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Windows on Washington

+1

Never met a vinyl window that was taken from tough to operate to easy with lubricant.

Typically a hallmark of a poorly installed window.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 7:15AM
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Fenestration_Taylor

clean the tracks then try silicone lubricant spray on the tracks, don't use petroleum based lubricants since they attract dirt. if they are still hard to operate then it's a possibility it was installed out of square etc.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2014 at 4:02PM
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