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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 provide a glorious view of the outdoors, 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 go through a lot of action. It’s wise to keep your windows clean so that they keep functioning as they should.

Window glass can get dirty pretty easily, even sooner 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 make it easier to clean the exterior of your windows from the inside of your house, too. Looking for an easy, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows and Doors recommends:

  1. You can 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 remain 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 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 around your sills.
  3. Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution, or an ammonia-free glass cleaner like Windex® or Sparkle® to clean your window’s glass. You can make 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. Give your windows time to air dry and then rinse your glass with clean water if any streaks remain.

There are more tips, too! We suggest that you 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 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 throughout the year. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or regarding any steps of our cleaning process, give our Davenport Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 563-202-8576 or arrange an appointment with us online for us to come look at your windows.