Windows are essential to your home’s beauty and comfort; they offer a beautiful view of your outdoor space, protect the inside of your home from the elements and they let in sunlight to brighten up your house. Because they are so vital to a home, they see a lot of action. It’s important to keep your windows clean so that they can continue to do their job well.
Window glass can get dirty pretty easily, particularly with little hands or pets in the home, but luckily glass cleaning isn’t difficult. Many Pella Windows and Doors windows have features that make it easier to clean the exterior of your windows from indoors, too. Looking for a simple, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows and Doors recommends:
- Start by brushing off your window sill with a small broom or brush. The dirt and dust that gathers on the sill and ledges will stay there for a long time otherwise, and cleaning it out will also prevent smearing on the glass later on. Do not use the same cleaning rag 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 indoors. You can also use this vacuum piece to grab any leftover dirt and dust around your sills.
- Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution, or an ammonia-free glass cleaner like Windex® or Sparkle® to clean your window’s glass. You can create 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 you see streaks.
There are more tips, too! We encourage you to clean 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 prefer microfiber cloths since they are the least likely to leave tiny particles behind.
Take care of your attractive 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 on any steps of our cleaning process, give our Scottsdale Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 480-296-2022 or arrange an appointment with us online for us to come assess your windows.