Features May 2014 Issue

Restoring Vinyl Windows: DIY or Hire a Pro?

If your vinyl dodger windows are more than five to seven years old and looking tired but your canvas is still looking good, it’s likely time to breathe some new life into them. Vinyl-window restoration can remove surface oxidation, plasticizer residue, imbedded dirt, scuffs, and very shallow scratches; it also can provide a durable coating to seal the surface, which will be more porous after buffing. Smaller window restorations can be handled by the do-it-yourselfer, but for big—or particularly gnarley—jobs, you may want to consider hiring someone to do it for you.

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