I dont know how many of you do these on a regular basis but I got a job to clean some of the pella windows with the blinds inside.
She just got them installed and the installers just put em in and left so, thats where we come in : }
Only problem is…
I never seen these before…lol
I bid the job high adding in some time to take them apart and clean each of the 4 panes on a single window but these have some sort of slide lock that holds them together rather than the little hinge that swings out like most of the older pella’s had.
I went through pella’s site and dont even see these listed other than the
"three panes of insulating glass with a Low-E coating to maximize energy efficiency"
They dont have any info on how these latch/unlatch so you can open em up.
Any tips on the new pella’s with tripple pane blind inside cleaning?
Search turned up info on the older pella’s with the hinge lock but nothing with a slide lock
Like Larry said. I have doneafew of these and they ade really easy once you getthehang of it. I spray the insides with Sprayway, wipeup as much excess as I can let it sitforaminute and then close them up.
There are slides on 3 sides. The 4th side is where the hinge is. You slide the slides until it gets tight. This is where the latch is. Continue to add pressure until the slide passes the latch. Usually 2 per side unless it is a door then you will find 3 on the long side. If they were painted or stained post factory it may a bigger pain to get them seperated. When you are done move the slides out of the way from the latches then close and press until you here the latches catch.
Be careful when opening these. They have a string at the top to keep it from opening too far but if the string is not in place the window pane can just fall off the hinge. Also they typically have a low e coating on the inside of the outer pane and It’s really easy to damage that coating by scratching it. Good luck.