CARE AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
We at La Finestra, take pride in manufacturing our products with attention to the finest details.
As with any building material aluminum requires reasonable care prior to and during installation and maintenance care after installation.
These products are Factory Finished. Please handle with extreme care.
Care During Installation
During installation it is IMPERATIVE that your new LA FINESTRA windows and doors be protected from other chemicals that might damage the finish, hardware or glass. Most common is stucco run off and concrete splashing. If not re- moved IMMEDIATELY, the caustic agents in these materials will irreparably damage your window and/or door. Although our powder coat- ings are exceptionally resistant to corrosion, discoloration and wear, its beauty can be marred by harsh chemicals or neglect. Such conditions usually affect only the surface finish and do not reduce the service life of your product.
However, the marks resulting from such mistreatment may be permanent.
CleaningAfter construction clean all exposed sur- faces with fresh water. DO NOT USE HIGH PRESSURE DEVICES. Using a car wash brush clean all surfaces and remove any existing debris with mild soapy water (i.e. dish soap) and rinse. Drying is not required but recommended. This procedure should be carried out every six (6) months.
It is recommended to apply “3m silicone lubricant”, “jojoba oil” or “car wax” after cleaning the aluminum surfaces to enhance and preserve the beauty of the finish. This procedure should be carried out yearly.
Glass should be cleaned regularly with an ammonia free cleaner.
To prevent corrosion and/or malfunction of the locking system this must be kept clean and free from sand, dust, dirt, salt etc. If any of the moving parts does not operate smoothly the User must make sure that no sand, dust, dirt, salt etc. interfering with its proper function. Locking system should be lubricated every 6 months.
- Within 1 mile of salt water : cleaning and maintenance procedures should be per- formed every 3 months.
- On beachfront properties: cleaning and maintenance procedures should be per- formed every month.
DO NOT USE SCOTCH BRITE PADS ON ALUMINUM FINISH AS THEY MAY SCRATCH THE PAINT FINISH.
DO NOT USE ANY CHEMICALS OR OTHER SUCH SUBSTANCE THAT CAN REMOVE THE GLOSS OF THE FINISH.
DO NOT USE CLEANERS CONTAIN- ING AGGRESSIVE ORGANIC SOLVENTS.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE CARE AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS WILL NULLIFY THE WARRANTY.