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

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Windows are vital 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 house. Because they are so key 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 isn’t difficult. Many Pella Windows and Doors windows have easy-clean features that also make it painless to clean the exterior of your windows from indoors, too. Looking for a simple, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows and Doors suggests:

  1. 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 stay there for a long time otherwise, and doing this first 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!
  2. Run your vacuum’s dusting brush attachment over the side of your window screen that faces inside. You can also use this vacuum piece to pick up any leftover dirt and dust along 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 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 several different directions for the best clean.
  4. Let your windows air dry after cleaning and then rinse your glass with clean water if there are any streaks left.

There are more tips, too! We encourage you to clean your windows on a cloudy day because the sun will dry the cleaning solution too fast 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 throughout the year. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or on any steps of our cleaning process, give our Kingston Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 845-663-1025 or schedule an appointment with us online for us to come look at your windows.