Windows are essential 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 key to a home, they see 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 fast, especially 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 make it easier to clean the exterior of your windows from inside your home, 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 gathers 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 along the side of your window screen that faces indoors. 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 window’s glass. You can create 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.
- 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 suggest that you clean your windows on a cloudy day because the sun will dry the cleaning solution quicker 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 gorgeous view, protection barrier and light source by keeping your windows clean in every season. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or on any steps of our cleaning process, give our Minneapolis Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 612-249-7371 or book an appointment with us online for us to come assess your windows.