Dirty windows detract from your home’s beauty and appeal, which is why you need to clean them regularly. Window cleaning may seem like a tedious chore, but with the right strategy, you can get them looking pristine and spot-free in no time. Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, your local source of replacement windows, offers the following tips to help you achieve spotlessly clean window frames and glass.
Remove Dust and Dirt From Windows First
The first step in window cleaning is to remove dust and dirt from the frames and glass. Use a brush or vacuum cleaner for this task. Pay attention to the tracks if you have sliding windows—these accumulate a lot of dust and dirt. For cleaning your shades and blinds, use a microfiber duster.
Use the Right Cleaner
Dish cleaners or any commercial liquid detergent are great for cleaning glass surfaces. Aside from removing dirt and grease, they also leave the glass smooth to the touch when dried properly. When cleaning the window exterior, use a cleaner that is 100% biodegradable so it will be harmless to plants. A water-vinegar mixture can serve as an alternative cleaning solution for your windows.
Time Your Window Cleaning Right
Clean your windows on a cloudy day rather than a sunny day. On sunny days, heat from the sun can cause the cleaning solution to dry before you have a chance to wipe it off, leaving ugly streaks.
Keep these tips in mind the next time you clean your windows. Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod is here to guide you in everything regarding your replacement windows and doors. Call us today at (508) 936-1171 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve homeowners in Cape Cod, MA, and the surrounding communities.