Care and Cleaning
HOW TO CLEAN AND CARE FOR YOUR EZE-BREEZE ENCLOSURES
Vinyl is a strong, resilient material specially formulated to resist deterioration from the sun’s ultra-violet rays. With proper care and cleaning, PGT Eze-Breeze sliding panes will give you years of trouble-free service and prevent them from drying out or becoming brittle. Clean your Eze-Breeze sliding panels at least twice a year.
CAUTION: Remove rings, bracelets, watches or other objects that can puncture or cut the vinyl before cleaning.
WARNING: Do not use alcohol or ammonia-based products, dishwashing detergents/soaps, products that contain abrasives, or other chemicals. Do not lubricate the mainframe tracks or other components. Use of cleaning products and methods other than those specified below will damage the vinyl and void the warranty.
Step 1. Allow panels to cool before washing. Thoroughly vacuum all areas of panel frame using the soft brush attachment, and hose off the exterior of the panels to remove loose dirt, dust, or other debris. If needed, the mainframe tracks and other metal parts can be wiped clean with a soft cloth and clean water.
Step 2. With the vents in the closed position, raise the bottom panel approximately 1”, release the thumb latches and tilt the panel in. Rest the tilted panel on a chair or other support. Lower the remaining three panels to the bottom of the unit, raise the second panel approximately 1″, and tilt it in to rest on the bottom panel. Repeat until all remaining panels are tilted in.
Step 3. Starting with the top panel that is facing up, use a soft, lint-free cloth and rinse it with clean water. Apply a cleaning solution of Woolite® or Murphy Oil Soap® and warm water (one cap-full to one-gallon water). Be sure the panel is dry and free of spots. Then tilt the panel back into position and repeat the cleaning method on the opposite side. Repeat the process for the remaining panels, returning each to their normal position when clean.
NOTE: For best results, we recommend a final cleaning with a moderate amount of PGT Vinyl Cleaner available from your PGT distributor. It will prolong the life of your Eze-Breeze Sliding Panels and reduce static electric charges that attract dust.
Removing Your PGT Eze-Breeze Sliding Panels
- Start with the innermost panel (bottom panel).
- Raise the bottom panel approximately 1”, release the thumb latches and tilt the panel in.
- Lift one side of the panel to remove the pin at the bottom of the panel from the track.
- Carefully remove the panel, mark the panel number and set aside. Repeat from remaining panels.
Note: marking each panel will help you replace them in the proper order.
- To replace, reverse the procedure.
- It is also recommended to remove the panels and clean the screens. This process will help in keeping the vinyl clean.