Routine Care & Maintenance – Swinging Doors

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Marvin & Integrity Swinging Doors:

 Operation and Maintenance

Make sure to clean out debris from the door drainage system

Make sure to clean out debris from the door drainage system.

To operate the door from the interior, grasp the active panel’s handle lever and rotate it downwards. Pull the door panel towards you for an Inswing door, or push the door outwards for a Outswing door.

Doors require very little maintenance to keep  functioning efficiently. Most problems can be eliminated by keeping the sill clean, ensuring smooth door operation. Chemicals, solvents, paints, and other harsh substances should never come in contact with the sill. Remove any paint, grease or sealant with 50% isopropyl alcohol. Finished wood doors need to adjust to humidity levels in a home and may warp slightly as seasons change (allow one full year for your door to go through this process). Door handles can be wiped down with a damp cloth to remove fingerprints and smudges. Marvin doors have a special weep drainage system incorporated into the sill design. Periodically check the sill to be sure the weep system is free from debris. To maintain sill appearance, wash only with mild soap and water solution.

Handle Operation for the Multi-Point Lock
Always close and lock your passive panel first and the operating panel (with thumb turn) second. Marvin’s multi-point hardware has locking bolts at the head and base of the door. Lifting the handle 45 degrees upward will set the head and foot bolts in place for a secure seal. A 90 degree turn of the key from the outside or the thumb turn on the inside will lock the deadbolt in the handle assembly. When the deadbolt is unlocked, downward pressure on the handle will release the bolts and latch, and the door will open. Engaging only the deadbolt will offer some security. However, to obtain full security and full performance against air and water infiltration, engage the head and foot bolt along with the dead bolt.

NOTE: An operating passive panel will have either manual head and foot bolts or multi-point hardware.

Adjustable Hinges
Some Swinging Doors are equipped with adjustable hinges which allow horizontal and vertical adjustment after the door has been permanently installed. To adjust panel(s) horizontally away from the hinge jamb, open the panel slightly to access the hinges, turn horizontal adjustment screw counter-clockwise using a 5/32” (4mm) Allen wrench. To move the panel toward the hinge jamb, turn the Allen screw clockwise. To raise the panel vertically, first adjust one hinge and remaining hinges equally by turning the vertical adjustment screw clockwise using a 5/32” (4mm) Allen wrench. To lower the panel, adjust all hinges equally by turning the screws counter-clockwise. Be sure to make horizontal adjustments first. Make any vertical adjustments ONLY after the horizontal adjustments are complete.

NOTE: When raising or lowering panel vertically, it will be necessary to loosen or tighten all vertical adjustment screws so the weight of the panel will not be on just one hinge. Compare alignment marks on each hinge to ensure even weight distribution of the panel.

Butt Hinge Adjustment
On doors equipped with butt hinges, there are 1/32” (1mm) shim behind each leaf on all hinges. Horizontal panel adjustment is possible by removing or redistributing these shims.

Door Shim

Door Shim


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Routine Care & Maintenance – Ultimate Push Out Casement & Ultimate Push Out Awning

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Ultimate Push Out Casement & Ultimate Push Out Awning:

Marvin Ultimate Push Out Casement

Marvin Ultimate Push Out Casement

Operation and Maintenance

Ultimate Push Out products offer a universal look and a more traditional alternative to crank out casements and awnings. To open, turn the lock handle horizontally and push the window sash open. To close, grab the handle and pull the sash to a closed position. Turn the handle downward to lock. The Push Out Casement features a friction limiter which holds the sash in place and allows the sash to lock open at multiple locations. To adjust the friction limiter, follow the Marvin Ultimate Push Out Supplemental instructions (part number 19970045) which can be found on http://www.marvin.com.

To operate the Ultimate Push Out Awning, rotate the lock handle vertically and push the window open. To close, grasp the handle and pull the window sash shut. Lock the window by rotating the lock handle horizontally.

To keep your Ultimate Push Out Casement or Awning operating smoothly, clean the window track occasionally with a dry brush. To help prevent the sash from sticking, apply a small amount of dry lubricant to the track (available at your local hardware store) if necessary. Do not use oily lubricants.

Wash-Mode Feature on the Push Out Casement

The Ultimate Push Out Casement features the revolutionary wash mode system which allows the entire window to be washed from inside the home. Unlock and open the sash. Swing the window all the way open and pull it across toward the lock. You now have access to the exterior of the window.


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Routine Care & Maintenance – Care for Window and Door Hardware

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Care for Window and Door Hardware:

Hardware Finishes Offered By Marvin

Hardware Finishes Offered By Marvin

Today’s finishes look great and are long lasting. Find out how to clean and care for Marvin window and door hardware.

General Guidelines

 


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Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Painting and Staining Details

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Marvin Painting and Staining:


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Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Painting and Staining General Guidelines

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Painting and Staining:

Painting and/or staining is necessary to prevent damage and maintain Marvin wood windows. Follow the guidelines below to keep your windows looking and performing like new.


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Routine Care & Maintenance – Removing Labels From Glass

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Removing Labels From Glass:

Labels should release from the glass cleanly and easily.

Labels should release from the glass cleanly and easily.

New Marvin windows and doors will bear a Marvin label. Labels and adhesive residue should be removed from glass as soon as possible after installation.

If a label does not release from the glass easily, use the methods described below to remove it.
  1. Soak the label thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Rub the alcohol into the label with a gentle motion until the adhesive and label are removed.– OR –
  2. Soak the label thoroughly with acetone (nail polish remover) and peel the label off after a few minute

Remember:

If a label does not release from the glass easily, following these instructions can help you avoid a sticky situation

If a label does not release from the glass easily, following these instructions can help you avoid a sticky situation like the one above.

  • Do not remove labels when exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Cleaning agents must not come in contact with weatherstrip or finishes, as damage may result.
  • Use of razor blades or knives is not recommended on any coated glass such as Low E II. However, if paint or other construction residue cannot be removed from any non-coated glass surface with normal cleaning, a new 1″ razor blade may need to be used on small areas only! Scraping should be done in one direction only. Never scrape in a back and forth motion, this will only trap debris under the blade and permanently scratch the glass. 

WARNING: Do not use scrapers for cleaning glass. Glass scratched by a scraper is not covered under the Marvin Window and Door warranty.

 

 


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Routine Care & Maintenance – Caring for Exterior, Painted Wood

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Caring For Exterior, Painted Wood:

Clean, beautiful, wooden exterior

Clean, beautiful, wooden exterior

Superficial surface dirt can be removed by washing painted wood exteriors with water and a soft-bristled, long-handled brush (such as those used for washing cars). Heavier accumulations can be removed with a mild solution of household detergent. Other cleaning solutions consisting of alcohol/water mixtures are also effective.

As with any cleaning operation on a vertical painted surface, streaking will be minimized if the surface is washed from the top to the bottom. Always rinse the surface well with clean water to remove excess detergent solutions or cleaners. Prolonged detergent contact with paint can cause damage to the finish.

Grease or oily materials may require the use of stronger cleaning compounds. Solvents or abrasive-type cleaners should be avoided. Do not allow strong detergents, ammonia, chemicals, or other harsh cleaning substances to come in contact with finished exterior surfaces as they can cause damage.

Small damaged areas in the painted finish, such as nicks and scratches, may be touched up with a matching, high-quality latex primer and paint. Contact your local paint supply store for product recommendations or instructions.

Inspect the exterior caulking around the outer edges of the window frame. Trim off any old, loose caulking and seal any gaps with a good quality caulk.


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Routine Care & Maintenance – Condensation

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Condensation: A Sign of High Humidity

Interior condensation accumulation

Interior condensation accumulation

Excessive humidity can actually be an issue in newer, energy-efficient homes that don’t “breathe.” An inexpensive hygrometer should be able to tell you if your humidity levels are in check.

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Routine Care & Maintenance – Cleaning Screens

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Best Practices for Cleaning Screens:

Cleaning the screens on your Marvin windows and doors is best done by removing the screens altogether, laying them on a flat clean area, like a sidewalk, and spraying off any dust with water from your garden hose.

Allow the screens to completely air dry before replacing them in the window or door. If you live in a cold climate, it is recommended that you remove exterior window screens and screendoors during the winter. The mesh may collect snow and ice, causing the screen to sag.

Always work from the exterior of the door when removing and replacing door screens.

Example of a plunger pin

Example of a plunger pin

Windows — Interior Screens
To remove the interior screens, simply lift up on the finger lifts (or finger routes) at the bottom of the screen. This will cause the spring-like mechanism at the top of the screen to compress. Using the finger lifts and continuing to apply upward pressure, draw the bottom of the screen out of the window.
Windows — Exterior Screens
To remove the screen, grasp the plunger pins and pull inward until the pins clear the screen lip on the frame cladding.
On Clad Ultimate Double Hungs, push the screen outward, grasp screen frame and pull down slightly. Turn the screen sideways and bring it through the window into your home.
Notes:
  • Marvin recommends that the operating sash on the double hung windows be removed from the window before attempting to remove the screen.
  • Certain size screens have a factory bow in the frame; this is to ensure a snug fit and is not a defect.
  • Every screen installed on Marvin products has a label affixed to it that states the following, “WARNING: Screen will not stop child from falling out of window. Keep child away from open window.” If the sticker is removed, please take extra precautions to make sure children do not lean on the screen, especially when the window is open. 

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Routine Care & Maintenance – Cleaning the Glass on Windows and Doors

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Cleaning the Glass on Windows and Doors:

Keep your Marvin windows and doors looking their best with regular interior and exterior glass cleaning.

Glass Cleaning – How To’s

For best results, do not clean glass when it is exposed to direct sunlight.

Make sure to clean your windows regularly

Make sure to clean your windows regularly

  1. Start cleaning glass at the top of the building and continue to lower levels.
  2. Soak the glass surface with a clean water and soap solution to loosen dirt and debris.
  3. Use a mild, non abrasive window washing solution and apply with a non abrasive applicator.
  4. Immediately after washing the glass, remove all of the cleaning solution with a squeegee, taking care not to allow any metal surface of the cleaning equipment to touch the glass surface.
  5. Dry all cleaning solution from window gaskets, sealants and frames. Also, make sure that no abrasive particles are trapped between the glass and the cleaning material. Window and door gasket, sealants and frames are susceptible to deterioration if the water and cleaning solutions are not dried away immediately after cleaning.

Removing Labels From Glass

Use of razor blades or knifes is not recommended on any coated glass such as Low E II. However, if paint or other construction residue cannot be removed from any non-coated glass surface with normal cleaning, a new 1″ razor blade may need to be used on small areas only! Scraping should be done in one direction only. Never scrape in a back and forth motion. This will only trap debris under the blade and permanently scratch the glass.

WARNING: Do not use scrapers for cleaning glass. Glass scratched by a scraper is not covered under the Marvin Window and Door warranty.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Glass Cleaning

DO:

  • Clean glass when dirt and residue appear
  • Determine if coated glass surfaces are exposed
  • Exercise special care when cleaning coated glass surfaces
  • Avoid cleaning tinted and coated glass surfaces in direct sunlight
  • Start cleaning at the top of the building and continue to lower levels
  • Soak the glass surface with a clean water and soap solution to loosen dirt and debris
  • Use a mild, non abrasive commercial window cleaning solution
  • Dry all cleaning solution from window gaskets, sealants and frames
  • Clean one small window and check to see if procedures have caused any damage before continuing

DON’T:

  • Use scrapers of any size or type for cleaning glass
  • Allow dirt and residue to remain on glass for an extended period of time
  • Clean tinted or coated glass in direct sunlight
  • Allow water or cleaning residue to remain on the glass or adjacent materials
  • Begin cleaning without rinsing off excessive dirt and debris
  • Use abrasive cleaning solutions or materials
  • Allow metal parts of cleaning equipment to contact the glass
  • Trap abrasive particles between the cleaning materials and the glass surface
  • Allow splashed materials to dry on the glass surface

 


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