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How to Properly Clean Your Windows: Our Tried-and-True Cleaning Process

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Windows are important 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 home. Because they are so vital to a home, they go through a lot of action. It’s important to keep your windows clean so that continue to enhance your home.

Window glass can get dirty pretty quickly, particularly with little hands or pets in the home, but luckily glass cleaning isn’t that hard. Many Pella Windows and Doors windows have features that it make it less painful 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:

  1. 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 remain there for a long time otherwise, and brushing will also prevent smearing on the glass later on. Do not use the same cleaning rag that you will eventually use to clean the glass!
  2. 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 pick up any leftover dirt and dust on your sills.
  3. Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution, or an ammonia-free glass cleaner like Windex® or Sparkle® to clean your glass. 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 several different directions for the best clean.
  4. After the cleaning, let your windows air dry and then rinse your glass with clean water if you see streaks.

We’ve got a few more tips, too! We encourage you to 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 attractive 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 on any steps of our cleaning process, give our Nashville Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 615-348-8786 or book an appointment with us online for us to come look at your windows.