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 house. Because they are so important to a home, they go through 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 quickly, especially with little hands or pets in the home, but luckily glass cleaning is pretty simple. 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 easy to manage, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows and Doors suggests:
- You can 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 remain there for a long time otherwise, and brushing will also prevent smearing on the glass later on. Do not use the same cleaning duster 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 grab 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 get your glass clean. You can blend your own vinegar-based solution by mixing one-part white vinegar to 10 parts water. Generously apply the cleaner to a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel and wipe down your glass from a variety of 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 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 select 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 Murray Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 270-216-5253 or arrange an appointment with us online for us to come look at your windows.