Operating Your Windows

Double Hung Windows
Sliding Windows
Casement & Awning Windows

Double Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are designed to allow both sashes to raise, lower and tilt in for cleaning the outside surfaces of both the upper and lower sash.

To Tilt The Lower Sash, Follow These Steps:

  1. Unlock the window.
  2. Raise the lower sash a minimum of 3 inches.
  3. Pull both tilt latch buttons (located on the top rail of the sash) towards the center of the sash to disengage them from the mainframe jambs (photo 1)
  4. With both hands, carefully pull the top of the lower sash in toward you slightly (photo 2) beyond a 90 degree position.
  5. Support the sash while cleaning the exterior. (photo 3)

To Tilt The Upper Sash, Follow These Steps:

    1. Lower the upper sash to at least 2″ above the sash stops (located in the lower outside track).
    2. Pull both tilt latch buttons toward the center of the sash to disengage them from the mainframe jambs.
    3. With both hands, carefully pull the top of the upper sash in toward you slightly beyond a 90 degree position and rest it on top of the supported lower sash. (The upper sash cannot be tilted in without the lower sash being tilted in). (photo 4)

    To replace the sashes to the operating positions, hold the top rail of the sash with both hands and push it all the way into the main frame tracks. Make certain that the tilt latch buttons click in to lock the sash in the mainframe. If the tilt latches are not reengaged in the mainframe, the sash may fall inward unexpectedly.

Sliding Windows

Sliding windows are designed to roll from side to side in their own tracks. They are removable from these tracks for the cleaning of the exterior surfaces.

To Remove the interior sash (or right sash), Follow These Steps

  1. Roll the right sash to within 3″ of the left side. This will enable the sash to bypass the burglar block located in the header of the mainframe (photo 1).
  2. Lift the sash up into the header of the mainframe as high as it will go, then pull the bottom of the sash toward you. This will clear the rollers and sash frame from the mainframe (photo 2).
  3. Lower the sash to the floor (photo 3).

To Remove the Exterior sash (or left sash), Follow These Steps

  1. Roll the left sash to within 3″ of the right side.
  2. Lift the sash into the header of the mainframe.
  3. Pull the bottom of the sash toward you, and lower it to the floor.
  4. Carefully clean the exterior of the sashes. To replace the sashes, simply reverse this process (photo 4).

Casement & Awning Windows

Casement and awning windows are easily cleaned from the interior of the home.

To clean the casement window, follow these steps:

  1. Turn the screen retainer clips ¼ turn counterclockwise, then remove the screen.
  2. Clean the interior side of the sash.
  3. Unlock the window. (photo 1)
  4. Crank the sash all the way to its full open position.(photo 2 and 3)
  5. Clean the exterior of the sash by reaching your arm through the space between the mainframe and the sash. (photo 4)

To reinstall the screen, place it into the opening and turn the screen retainer clips ¼ turn clockwise to hold it in place.Note: Instructions may not apply to egress models.

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