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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 your outdoor space, protect the inside of your home from the elements and they let in sunlight to brighten up your indoor space. Because they are so vital to a home, they receive a lot of action. It’s wise to keep your windows clean so that they can continue to do their job well.

Window glass can get dirty pretty easily, even sooner with little hands or pets in the home, but fortunately glass cleaning is pretty simple. Many Pella Windows and Doors windows have features that it make it less painful to clean the exterior of your windows from the inside of your house, too. Looking for a simple, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows and Doors swears on:

  1. Begin by brushing off your window sill with a small broom or brush. The dirt and dust that collects on the sill and ledges will get stuck there for a long time otherwise, and cleaning it out 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 over the side of your window screen that faces in. You can also use this vacuum piece to grab any leftover dirt and dust around your sills.
  3. Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution, or an ammonia-free glass cleaner like Windex® or Sparkle® to get your glass clean. 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.
  4. Give your windows time to air dry and then rinse your glass with clean water if there are any streaks left.

We’ve got a few more tips, too! We recommend cleaning 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 favor 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 in every season. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or on any steps of our cleaning process, give our Cape Cod Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 508-638-5897 or schedule an appointment with us online for us to come look at your windows.