Windows are essential 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 house. Because they are so key to a home, they see a lot of action. It’s important to keep your windows clean so that they keep functioning as they should.
Window glass can get dirty pretty quickly, even sooner with little hands or pets in the home, but lucky for you 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 suggests:
- Begin 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. Do not use the same cleaning duster that you will eventually use to clean the glass!
- Run your vacuum’s dusting brush attachment over the side of your window screen that faces inside. You can also use this vacuum piece to suck up 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 glass. You can make 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 several different directions for the best clean.
- Let your windows air dry after cleaning and then rinse your glass with clean water if there are any streaks left.
Here are some more tips, too! We encourage you to clean 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 select microfiber cloths since they are the least likely to leave tiny particles behind.
Take care of your beautiful 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 Westerly Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 401-315-7032 or book an appointment with us online for us to come look at your windows.