European Windows & Doors Maintenance Guide
- Do not use caustic or abrasive cleaners on wood or glass. Do not use sharp instruments to clean glass.
- Do not drop or jar window or door units; any jar or shock may break the glass or glazing seal.
- Handle with clean canvas gloves or clean hands so product remains clean and oil-free.
- When moving window or door units, carry them; do not drag them.
- Store in a clean, dry, well-ventilated building; not in damp, moist or extremely humid environments. Avoid high temperature storage, such as a metal storage container.
- While in storage, cover to keep clean. It is important that wood is kept DRY and free of water, dirt and oil.
- At all time, please ensure that all threshold and windows sill weeps to be clean from construction debris and that the weep systems are in a working condition.
- Always adjust the units during installation to ensure that the units work.
- Within 1 week after the installation, please ensure that ALL stickers are removed as they may leave marks on the glass forever.
- Protect the windows during construction, to avoid damaging them.
WARNING: At all time, always strap the unit to the wall or the forklift in order to avoid injury. Do not remove the sash to the frame in order to avoid injury. Prevent falling thru windows with guard rail.
Danger of injury through incorrectly conducted maintenance work!
Incorrect maintenance can result in serious personal injury or material damage.
- Before starting work, ensure that there is sufficient installation room.
- Maintain order and cleanliness at the installation location.
- Ensure that the window or balcony door is prevented from suddenly slamming during maintenance work.
- Get a specialist company to carry out adjustment work on hardware – especially of pivot rests and scissor stays – as well as replacement of parts and hinging and unhinging of sashes.
- Do not unhinge the sash for maintenance work.
Transport, Packaging, Storage
Danger to life from incorrect handling and transport!
Incorrect handling and unsuitable transport of window elements can result in dangerous circumstances and cause severe accidents, even including death. Therefore:
- During loading and unloading, select force application points which exclusively create reaction forces appropriate to the designed layout of the hardware components for the intended installation location.
- During handling and transport, ensure that hardware is in the locked position, so as to prevent an uncontrolled opening of the window. During transport, additionally use suitable means of securing, e.g. tensioning belts.
- Use only transport protections designed for the respective clearance.
- Wherever possible, undertake transport in the intended installation position – transport windows upright and glazed.
- Prevent diagonal moving and slipping of the sash with respect to the frame (e.g. by using spacers).
- If transport in the intended installation position is not possible, unhinge the sash, and transport it separately from the frame to which it belongs.
Operating & Safety Instruction
It is imperative to observe the following directives in order to preserve the long operativeness of your window and to guarantee the security
Proceed cautiously in the vicinity of open windows and doors. Do not place body parts between sash and frame when closing windows and doors. Do not place any objects between the sash and frame. Do not leave sashes open in the turn-modus during strong winds. Do not allow the sash to hit of press up against the window reveal. Do not subject the sash to additional loads.
Greasing & Oiling instruction
In order to maintain the smooth operation of your Bieber windows & door and protect it against premature wear and tear it is necessary to vacuum the top part of the sash right after the construction work is done, then grease and oil all operation-relevant components in the sash and frame at least once a year. Security strikers made of steel require continuous greasing to avoid unnecessary abrasive. The hardware may only be cleaned with a soft cloth and mild, pH-neutral cleaning agent in diluted form. Never use aggressive, acid cleaners or abrasive cleaning agents. This can lead to hardware damage.Reference the lubrication points from above.
Explanation on the Adjustment
Symbols for the sash adjustment when installed
These symbols facilitate the orientation while adjusting the window sashes after installation with the following steps.
Folding Doors Bogie / Hinge Adjustment
Gasket-compression adjustment of the sashes via bogie
- Remove the cover cap.
- Release the support bracket on the threaded bolt. Allen key size 6 and open-end spanner size 17.
- Set the gasket compression.
- Tighten the screws.+3.5-2.5
Height adjustment of the sashes via bogie
- Remove the cover cap.
- Adjust the bogie height by turning the threaded bolt with the 3mm Allen key.
Lateral adjustment of the shadow gap via the hinge
- Open the sash resp. element.
- Turn the cylinder screw in the middle with a 4mmAllen key for adjusting the hinge.
4mm Allen key
Turning 180° = 0.5mm
Turning 360° = 1.0mm
French Doors Adjustment
F = Screw
HF = Blocking screw for height adjustment
SI = With safety extraction
A = Adjustment pressure
H = Height adjustment
S = Side adjustment
Locking Cam Adjustment
The Locking Cam adjustment allows the unit to either bring the sash tighter to the frame or to ease the handle operation.
Hinge Side E5 Adjustment
Concealed Hinge Adjustment
The Handle is installed on the window sash and it has to be in the turn-mode. To dismantle an old one, apply the instructions in the reverse order.
You must maintain the finish to provide continued protection of the wood. Not maintaining the exterior and interior finishes can cause permanent damage to the product. Lack of proper maintenance can cause product performance to deteriorate. An inspection every six months on painted surfaces is necessary and every 90 days on stain finish surfaces. Do not power-wash the windows and doors. We recommend using the “Wood stain and paint cleaner and conditioner” to remove all the dirt on top of the finish coat and remoisture the coat and it will provide more durable to the wood protective coat.
- Casement and awning operator hinges and locks should be lubricated every year. Use white Lithium grease on the hardware gears and silicone spray on hinge tracks and locks. Be sure to clean the areas needing lubricant prior to applying the lubricant.
- Sliding and lift & slide door hardware should be lubricated on a yearly basis. This includes the lock mechanism and door roller wheels and track. Use silicone spray. Clean track before applying lubricate.
Exterior, Joint Maintenance & Weather-stripping
- Be sure to inspect all exterior wood joints every 6 months. This includes the stucco/brick mold joint, frame joint or frame sill nose joint. If any joint is not sealed, repair and refinish the parts involved.
- Be sure to inspect all exterior clad finish every year. This includes the stucco/brick mold joint and complete frame. If any rust or unfinished part is exposed to the elements, then sealed, repair and refinish the parts involved or replace it if it is corroded.
- Be sure to inspect all hinges every year. This includes the search for rust or any sign of corrosion. If any rust/corrosion is found, replace the part immediately with an equivalent approved hinge.
- Check weather-stripping on a 2 year schedule. Replace as needed. The weather-stripping is an important part of the product. It helps keep water and air from penetrating to the interior of the home.
Coastal Clad Additional Unit Maintenance Requirement
In order to maintain the appearance and extend the finish life on clads units, it is necessary to proceed to a normal and regular maintenance (including hardware). It is required to maintain the Warranty. Windows and doors which are located near to a salt concentration water (20 miles) have to follow a systematic fresh water cleaning program so as to prevent the accumulation of concentrated salt deposits.
Installation: Folding Doors Connecting Sash and Frame
Hinging the sash (Middle)
- With the sash open, bring the hinge and bearing together.
2. Insert the cylindrical pin flush.
3. Secure the cylindrical pin with the size 2.5bolt.Tightening torque: 5Nm
Hinging the sash (Top/Bottom)
- Insert the sash with the guide roller into the rail at the top and swing in the sash.
- Screw-fix the lock-nut with open-end spanner size 17.Tightening torque: 22Nm
3. Connect the bogie and the support bracket: Tightening torque: 22Nm ±2Nm
Installation: Hinging the Sash. Stay Arm / Tilt Restrictor / Anti-slam Device
Unhinging the Sash
Warning: Manipulate with extreme carefully, the sash can fall on once the first pin is removed.