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Window Care Guide

  1. Window Buyer's Guide
  2. Appendix
  3. Window Care Guide | Everything You Need to Take Care of Your Champion Windows

Properly caring for your windows through correct operation, cleaning, and maintenance will ensure they continue to look and perform as well as the day they were installed. See below for step by step tips on caring for your windows.

Tilt-in double-hung window
Cleaning Tilt-In Double-Hung Windows

Person raising bottom sash of window

Step 1

Unlock the window and raise the bottom sash about 3 inches.

Person sliding window tilt latches

Step 2

Simultaneously slide both tilt latches toward the center of the window.

Person pulling top sash toward themself

Step 3

While holding the latches in, gently pull the top sash toward you, swinging it down until it rests on the bottom of the sill.

Window with top sash lowered to match bottom sash

Step 4

To tilt in top sash, lower it about 3 inches and follow the same steps as above.

Person returning window sashes to starting position

Step 5

To return sashes to their operating position, swing the sash back up and push the top gently until the tilt latches snap back into place.

Photo of window locked and fully closed

Step 6

Push the top sash back up to the top of the window frame and the bottom sash to the bottom, then lock the window.

Note: If window does not close tight at the center, check to be sure locks are in the unlocked position.

Photo of Casement Window
Cleaning Casement Windows

Person removing screen from Champion window

Step 1

Unlock and remove the screen.

Person using crank to open window

Step 2

Unlock the window and crank window open until both sides of the glass are accessible.

Person cleaning outside of window

Step 3

Clean both sides of the window glass. Crank window closed when finished. Lock the window and replace the screen.

Photo of Window Screen
Removing and Re-Installing Window Screens

Person grabbing top and bottom of window screen

Step 1

Open the window so both sashes are in the tilt-in position. Raise the screen a few inches so you can grasp the top and bottom.

Photo of the top right window screen spring

Step 2

Push the screen to the side containing the screen spring, compressing the spring and allowing the screen to be removed.

Person reinserting window screen into window

Step 3

To re-install the screen, reinsert the spring side of the screen into the side channel and compress to insert into the opposite side channel.

Note: Do not lean against screens, they do not act as safety barriers.

Photo of Slider Window
Removing and Re-Installing Slider Window Sash

Person holding left and right side of slider window

Step 1

Lift sash into upper track until bottom of the sash clears the lower track.

Person pulling sliding window out of window frame

Step 2

Pull lower end of the sash toward you to remove and gently place it in a stable position.

Person reinserting sliding window into frame

Step 3

To re-install the sash, position top of window in upper track and then swing bottom of window into the proper track.

Cleaning Window Glass and Vinyl

Person spraying on Champion Glass cleaner and wiping with a lint-free cloth

Window Glass

Use a lint-free cloth along with Champion Glass Cleaner (or other quality window cleaning product). Avoid using abrasive cleaners or sharp objects on windows.

Champion Vinyl Window in white

Window Vinyl

Occasionally cleaning the surface of your window vinyl will retain its beauty for the life of your windows. Use a cream wax cleaner or polish and avoid using any abrasive cleaners or materials. For stubborn spots, a non-abrasive cleaner is best.

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