Care and Maintenance of Vinyl Windows

Maintenance Guide

Care and Maintenance of Vinyl Windows

Wash your vinyl windows using mild detergent (if necessary) and a soft cloth. Do not wash the windows with a high pressure spray. The extreme pressure could crack or destroy the caulking around the window.  For difficult to remove dirt and stains use the readily available household cleaners listed on the chart.  Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on use of the cleaners.  In some cases you may wish to use a mildly abrasive cleaner such as Soft Scrub, but the use of any abrasive material could scratch the surface of the glass and window frame.  Do not use liquid grease remover, strong soaps and detergents containing organic solvents, nail polish remover, furniture polish, or cleaners containing chlorine bleach.  These items could affect the surface appearance of the vinyl.

Cleaners to Remove Stains From Vinyl Window Frames:

• Bubble Gum: Fantastik, Murphy Oil Soap, solution of 30% vinegar and 70% water, Windex

• Crayon: Lestoil

• DAP(oil based caulk:) Fantastik

• Felt-tip pen: Fantastik, water based cleaners

• Grass: Fantastik, Lysol, Murphy Oil Soap, Windex

• Lipstick: Fantastik, Lysol, Murphy Oil Soap

• Lithium Grease: Fantastik, Lysol, Murphy Oil Soap, Windex

• Mold and Mildew: Fantastik, solution of 30% vinegar and 70% water, Windex

• Motor Oil Fantastik, Lysol, Murphy Oil Soap, Windex

• Oil: Soft Scrub

• Paint: Brillo Pad

• Pencil: Soft Scrub

• Rust: Fantastic, Murphy Oil Soap, Windex

• Tar: Soft Scrub

• Top Soil: Fantastic, Lestoil, Murphy Oil Soap
In the worst case, if a stain refuses to come out, mineral spirits or a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution can be used.  Make sure that after using one of these, that you wash the area with soap and water and wipe clean


Shelving Glass

Glass Shelves

Glass shelves blend with any decor and make a great accent for virtually any room in our homes and offices.  Anderson Glass Company specializes in the manufacture and installation of custom-glass shelving.  Glass shelves make a wonderful addition to a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, bar, or office.

Whether you want to add new bookshelves or shelf space inside a kitchen cabinet, glass shelves bring a touch of elegance to any room without crowding it – they even lend an illusion of increased size and depth to a space.

Glass shelves are less intrusive than wood or metal shelves.  They allow light to pass through, leaving a glow on the translucent material.  To magnify this effect, you can use special lighting from above or below the space depending on the look you are trying to achieve.

Learn more about Custom Glass Shelves

There are myriad styles when it comes to glass shelving.  One of the most popular is “floating” shelving, or shelving that has no visible brackets holding it up or supporting it from above or below.  It seems simply to float against the wall.

Glass shelving adds space without using space.  In sharp contrast to metal or wood shelving, light continues to flow through glass shelves, reflecting from every edge surface, as if nothing’s there.

These floating shelves blend designer elements with practical storage solutions

All of our glass shelves are “cut to fit or special ordered” so you can be as creative as you want with your space.  Please call our glass experts at 1-360-696-0194 for a quote.

Multiple shapes to choose from:

  • Rectangular shelf
  • Square Shelf

Different types of glass available:

  • Clear Glass
  • Frosted  Glass
  • Bronze Glass
  • Grey Glass

Different edge works available

  • Seamed Edge: In this application, after the glass is cut the edges are sanded to dull the sharp edges.
  • Flat Polish Edge: In this application the edges of the glass has been polished to a smooth shiny finish.
  • Pencil Polish Edge: The edge is rounded for a softer look.
  • Beveled Polish Edge: This process leaves the glass shelf thinner around the edges and thicker in the center.

Why Should You Order Your Glass Shelves from Anderson Glass?

Here are the reasons:

  1. We carry more than one hundred thousand square feet of different type  and thicknesses of glass in stock.  Arguably one of the largest  inventories in the area.
  2. We custom cut our glass shelf orders on site.
  3. Fastest turn around time in the industry.
  4. Price guarantee on larger orders.

Call Anderson Glass Company for your free, no obligation estimate today.


Vinyl Windows

Anderson Glass Company has innovative glass solutions for your home!

Our glass products address all of the challenges homeowners face – energy costs and consumption, maintaining the value of their home in a challenging economy and having a beautiful home!
At Anderson Glass, we not only manufacture insulated glass units but also provide a wide range of products and services  for your distinctive needs.  We believe in old-fashioned things like good quality, excellent service, and  warranties on all our products.
Here are just a few examples of our custom window services:
  • Replace your broken or failed insulated glass units in your windows or patio doors.
  • Update your aging single pane windows and save on your energy bill.
  • Update your old patio doors, to easy rolling, easy locking new patio doors or change up your look with new french doors.
  • Change the options in your double paned units for better effeciency based on your homes needs.
We manufacture double-pane insulated clear glass units right here, in house. In many cases if you get your broken window to us before 10 AM on a normal business day we can have it repaired for you the same day!

Custom Built Vinyl Windows For Replacement Windows or New Construction

One of the advantages of vinyl windows and  doors is that they never need painting, never rot, blister or peel.  Vinyl windows and doors have outstanding energy-efficient, insulating properties and they are virtually maintenance free-giving you more free time.
Whether you are remodeling an existing home or building a new home, energy efficient vinyl windows are an excellent investment.  Transforming a house into a beautiful home is a costly and  time-consuming task.  Home improvement projects and overall upkeep require an equal investment of time and money.  Today’s homeowners and remodelers are looking for replacement windows that perform best in all weather conditions, keep their appearance, are easy to maintain and affordable.



Why Vinyl?





  • Vinyl compound is a highly specialized material that is manufactured under stringent conditions.


  • Stable – no cracking, splitting, peeling, chalking pigments prevent uv radiation degradation
  • Durable – performs under varying conditions of rain, cold, wind and sun
  • Welded Corners – fusion welded frame


  • Maintains consistent color

Time Saver

  • Maintenance free – no sanding or painting, free from rot and infestations

Thermal Barrier

  • Multi-chamber extrusions form insulating air spaces
  • When measuring the rate of heat flow through a window or patio door; vinyl performs  as well or better than framing materials like wood or aluminum.
The answer is vinyl replacement windows from Anderson Glass Company of Vancouver, Washington.  Call us for more information on custom built vinyl windows.

“According to the U.S. Department of Energy windows can account for 10-25% of your energy bill. Upgrading to ENERGYSTAR® Qualified Windows will reduce your energy costs.”







Sprayway Glass Cleaner

Sprayway Glass Cleaner

  • A glass industry favorite for years
  • Ammonia-free formula
  • Fast evaporation rate, just spray and wipe clean


Year after year, our Sprayway Glass Cleaner is one of our most popular cleaners.  The formula includes perfume-grade alcohols, which are the best cleaning agents you can use.  It also has a fast evaporation rate, which keeps it from leaving a messy film.




Glass Front Cabinet

Anderson Glass’s Largest Cabinet Glass Choices:

Upgrade your cabinets with custom decorative glass inserts to refresh interiors, invigorate your decor and enhance your home or office!

We provide a variety of glass types for:
  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • Bathromm Cabinets
  • TV Cabinets
  • Wall Cabinets


Modern Glass for Cabinets

Textured glass, which has a texture (or pattern) impressed onto the glass, creates a translucent, subtle shifting of light, perfect for office partitions, light fixtures, shower enclosures, privacy windows and cabinet doors.
Are you looking for a way to update your kitchen? Anderson Glass Company has several options to choose from for glass-front cabinets. The glass comes in various levels of obscurity and many different patterns.  Use patterned glass cabinet doors to partially obscure the contents of a cabinet and create visual appeal. New and improved products are added to the marketplace every day and Anderson Glass takes pride in staying up to date with current trends.
Glass front cabinet doors can go a long way in making a small kitchen seem bigger and more airy. You will be blown away with the amount of choice we will give you at Anderson Glass Company in Vancouver, WA.
Residential Window Glass Replacement:
Portland/Vancouver homeowners have trusted Anderson Glass to replace broken window glass and door glass in their homes for over 50 years.
House Glass Replacement; We specialize in replacing broken single pane, double paned and foggy insulated glass in windows and doors.
Patio Door and Sliding Door Glass Replacement; Our experienced installers replace broken patio door glass and broken sliding door glass.

Tub Enclosures

Anderson Glass Companys provides premium quality shower doors, bathtub enclosures and custom framelss shower doors.


Here at Anderson Glass Company we have earned a reputation by providing personalized service, competitive pricing and great product in a timely and professional manner.  Whether you are building or remodeling an entry-level home or on the Street of Dreams, we can make sure that your project needs are met.


Is your bathroom plain, basic or boring?  Make it a beautiful, chic place that’s a pleasure to retreat to.  One of the absolute best investments that you, a homeowner, can make in is in your bath including new shower doors and tub enclosures.  Newly designed shower doors and tub enclosures provide you both present enjoyment and future resale value.  According to Home & Garden magazine, “The bathroom is the new kitchen”, and dollars spent there will bring a return when the home is sold.



There are many new shower door and tub enclosures to give you different options for your bath.  These include framed and frameless designs.


Silver anodized aluminum framed tub enclosure

Bathrooms no longer need to be basic and boring to be functional.  Anderson Glass Company has been providing both custom shower and tub enclosures for over 50 years.

Today’s enclosures can be the centerpiece of any bathroom, call us today for a quote.




Beautiful Mirrors!

Get reflective with mirrors from Anderson Glass Company of Vancouver, WA.


Check out our mirrors! Mirrors bring beauty, sparkle and elegance to any room in your home or office.  From vanity mirrors in your bathroom to mirrors in your office entryway, Anderson Glass Comapany can provide for all your needs.

Unframed oval mirrors, bathroom vanity mirrors, dressing mirrors for walls and large wall décor mirrors (all unframed with or without bevel).  We have something for your mirror needs, call us today for a quote!


1/4” mirror installed on vanity with cutouts for sconce lights



Maybe you’re just looking to add decorative touches to your home?  Mirrors from Anderson Glass can add a whole new dimension to your room.

Wall Mirrors brighten  and add depth to your room. Pair mirrors with sconces or accent tables to make a grand appearance in your foyer.

‘Hanging a mirror in the hall makes a small, dark area feel more spacious and bright,’ says Kevin McEwen, director of interior design at KLC School of Design. ‘Choose an oversized glass, or group a collection of smaller mirrors, and hang near a light source to make the most of all the light available.’

Mirrors come in different thickness and color and can be cut in almost any shape or pattern with many options for finishing the edges.

Thickness and Glass type:

  • 1/8″ – Clear mirror; Bronze Mirror; Gray mirror
  • 1/4″ – Clear mirror; Bronze Mirror; Gray Mirror; Graylite 14 Mirror; Dark Dark Gary and Mirrorpane ( two-way mirror)

Type of Edge Work:

  • Swipe-the sharp edges sanded off
  • Flat Grind-a totally smoothed edge with a bit of milky look to it
  • Flat Polish-a totally smotthed edge that is clear
  • Pencil Polish-a totally smoothed edge that is rounded and clear
  • Beveled Edge-available on 1/4″ glass or mirror

Bevel sizes

  • 1/2″ bevel
  • 3/4″ bevel
  • 1″ bevel
  • 1 -1/4″ bevel
  • 1 -1/2″ bevel

To accommodate for the many applications of mirrors, we offer the following types of fabrication:

  • Drilled Holes
  • Cutouts (example: light switches, electrical outlets, & telephone jacks)
  • Notches
  • Finger Pulls
  • Sandblasting

Mirror Hardware

  • We carry a variety of mirror hangers and clips.
  • Mirrored cover plates for the cutouts in your mirror.

Mirror replacement~If you have a mirror that has been damages or has the silvering starting to show throught, we can cut a replacement to fit your needs!