Windows are important to your home’s beauty and comfort; they provide a glorious view of outside, protect the inside of your home from the elements and they let in sunlight to brighten up your indoor space. Because they are so key to a home, they receive a lot of action. It’s wise to keep your windows clean so that they can continue to do their job well.
Window glass can get dirty pretty easily, even sooner with little hands or pets in the home, but lucky for you glass cleaning isn’t that hard. Many Pella Windows and Doors windows have features that it make it less painful to clean the exterior of your windows from indoors, too. Looking for easy to manage, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows and Doors suggests:
- Start by brushing off your window sill with a small broom or brush. The dirt and dust that accumulates on the sill and ledges will get stuck there for a long time otherwise, and brushing will also prevent smearing on the glass later on. You should not use the same cleaning cloth that you will eventually use to clean the glass!
- Run your vacuum’s dusting brush attachment on the side of your window screen that faces in. You can also use this vacuum piece to suck up any leftover dirt and dust along your sills.
- Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution, or an ammonia-free glass cleaner like Windex® or Sparkle® to get your glass clean. You can blend your own vinegar-based solution by mixing one-part white vinegar to 10 parts water. Apply your cleaner generously to a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel and wipe down your glass from multiple different directions for the best clean.
- Give your windows time to air dry and then rinse your glass with clean water if there are any streaks left.
There are more tips, too! We recommend cleaning your windows on a cloudy day because the sun will dry the cleaning solution too fast and leave streaks on your glass. Also, our Pella Windows and Doors professionals favor microfiber cloths since they are the least likely to leave tiny particles behind.
Take care of your gorgeous view, protection barrier and light source by keeping your windows clean throughout the year. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or regarding any steps of our cleaning process, give our Woburn Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 781-935-4947 or book an appointment with us online for us to come assess your windows.