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Tips on Caring for Your Andersen® Patio Door

Andersen hinged patio door

At Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA, we install only high-quality Andersen® sliding and hinged patio doors during our replacement projects. These carefully crafted doors provide an impressive view from the inside and a beautiful, seamless transition to any outdoor space, while at the same time offering exceptional energy efficiency and weather resistance. Combine Andersen replacement doors with Renewal by Andersen® windows, and your home will never be the same again!

The Importance of Proper Maintenance

Following installation, regular maintenance is essential to ensure the long life and smooth operation of your Andersen patio door, as well as maximum warranty coverage. To get the most out of your Andersen patio door, simply observe the following care and maintenance guidelines.

  • Maintaining hinged patio doors: To prevent bowing, splitting and discoloration, interior wood surfaces must be finished. A mild solution of soap and water, along with a soft brush or cloth, can be used to clean the exterior frame, panels and screens. To avoid surface damage, never use abrasive or corrosive cleaning solutions. A non-abrasive cleaner or a solution of water and ammonia or alcohol can be used to get rid of stubborn, hard-to-clean stains.
  • Maintaining sliding patio doors: To remove dirt and grime from your gliding patio door, use a soft cloth or brush along with a mild soap-and-water solution. Insect screens should be removed and cleaned with soapy water and a garden hose. To protect the finish, avoid using abrasive solvents or cleaners on any Andersen patio door material.
  • Cleaning the track: To keep the track clean and your gliding patio door operating smoothly, use a vacuum to remove dirt and debris from inside the tracks where the door and screen slide. Don’t use lubricants on the track itself, as this will cause the rollers to slide instead of roll.
  • Door hardware: Wash hardware using a soft cloth and a solution of water and mild soap. Avoid using abrasive cleaners, brushes and cloths that can damage the clear protective coating. A non-abrasive paste wax, when applied as directed, can be used to protect and restore luster to the hardware.

For more information or advice on the care and maintenance of Andersen patio doors, give Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA a call at (610) 355-4055. Our locally-owned and -operated company is widely regarded as the expert on patio doors in the area, and we’re here to serve you!


"Our installation team, Josh and Mike, did a phenomenal job with the installation, cleanup, and "orientation" after the work was completed! We were totally satisfied with everyone that we dealt with before and after the installation...and would surely recommend Renewal by Andersen to anyone contemplating a window replacement project!"

Kathy B.
Nazareth, PA

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