Tilt In Windows
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How to Tilt In Windows for Cleaning

Follow these easy steps on how to properly tilt in windows for cleaning

Double-hung windows like Performax54 feature two operable sashes that tilt in for easy window maintenance. Whether you’re cleaning your windows of performing other maintenance, this feature lets you take care of your windows from right inside your home! Here’s how: 

Window maintenance for double-hung tilt-in windows

5 Steps to Tilt In Windows for Easy Cleaning

Step 1

Ensure the window lock is in the “unlocked” position.

Step 2

Open the bottom sash a few inches.

Step 3

Find the tilt latches on either side of the top rail and squeeze them toward each other. This will release the sash from the window frame so you can gently lean the tilt in windows sash inward until it rests in the open position.

Step 4

Repeat the same steps with the top sash. NOTE: the bottom sash must be opened before the top sash can be released from the frame. Begin by lowering the top sash a few inches from the top of the window frame, then squeeze the tilt latches toward each other and tilt the sash inward. 

Step 5

With both sashes open, you can easily clean the exterior glass and remove any debris that has collected in the window frame. When you’re finished cleaning, work in reverse order to replace the sashes. Simply tilt the top sash back up and push it forward into the frame until it snaps into place. Then, fully raise it to close the sash. Repeat with the bottom sash and you’re finished! 

NOTE: If the window sashes do not close properly into place, they may need to be squared-up in the frame. Tilt the sash back in, and ensure the bottom corners of each sash are level in the frame, then try raising the sashes into place again.  

Learn More About Your Tilt In Windows

Now that you know how to operate your Performax54 tilt in windows, take some time to learn about their other great features, and how to clean them properly.

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