Modern replacement windows like those installed by Renewal by Andersen® windows are low maintenance, but they still require periodic cleaning. Fall is an ideal time to clean your windows, so read this quick guide for some tips!
Here are essential things to include in your fall window cleaning checklist.
Get Your Supplies Ready
Before you start cleaning your windows, gather all the supplies you will need. Make sure to use products approved by the window manufacturer. Don’t use abrasive brushes, cloths or chemicals for cleaning your windows. Supplies you may need include soft bristle brushes, microfiber cloths, a sponge, a bucket with soapy water and manufacturer-approved cleaners.
Wait for a Cloudy Day
Window contractors recommend cleaning windows during a cloudy day. If you do it on a sunny day, your windows may be left with streaks because the solution will dry in the warm sun before you have a chance to wipe it off.
Know the Right Way to Clean Your Windows
Manufacturers usually provide instructions on how to safely clean windows without causing damage. If you have curtains or draperies, you should remove them first. You can wipe blinds with a microfiber cloth and use a soft bristle brush for cleaning window frames, tracks and screens.
Wipe your windows in an up and down or side to side motion. Don’t wipe them in a circular motion because this can form a static charge that can bring dust to their surface. Be sure to dry windows completely to avoid unsightly streaks.
Avoid Using Paper Towels or Newspapers
Instead of paper towels or newspapers, use microfiber cloths for cleaning windows. Paper products and newspapers may have softening agents like ink that can mark the glass. They may also have detergents that can get transferred to the glass when wet, leaving it with a haze or streaks.
At Renewal by Andersen of Seattle, we only install high-quality replacement patio doors and windows.
Call us at (206) 777-0954 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with homeowners around Seattle, WA.