Windows are vital to your home’s beauty and comfort; they offer a beautiful 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 important to a home, they receive a lot of action. It’s wise to keep your windows clean so that they keep functioning as they should.
Window glass can get dirty pretty quickly, especially with little hands or pets in the home, but fortunately 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 the inside of your house, too. Looking for an easy, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows and Doors swears on:
- 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 stay there for a long time otherwise, and brushing will also prevent smearing on the glass later on. You should not use the same cleaning rag that you will eventually use to clean the glass!
- Run your vacuum’s dusting brush attachment along the side of your window screen that faces inside. You can also use this vacuum piece to suck up any leftover dirt and dust on your sills.
- Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution, or an ammonia-free glass cleaner like Windex® or Sparkle® to clean your 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 a variety of different directions for the best clean.
- After the cleaning, let your windows air dry and then rinse your glass with clean water if any streaks remain.
There are more tips, too! We recommend cleaning your windows on a cloudy day because the sun will dry the cleaning solution too quickly 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 all year long. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or about any steps of our cleaning process, give our Concord Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 603-228-3352 or arrange an appointment with us online for us to come look at your windows.