According to window replacement experts, cleaning your windows isn’t just an important task to do in order to keep them in top shape. It’s also something that homeowners should do if they want their home to look as appealing as possible. However, some homeowners tend to neglect cleaning their windows solely due to the fact that they don’t know where to start. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be the case for you.
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Connecticut gives you a step-by-step guide to cleaning your windows this fall season.
Step #1: The Weather
When planning to clean your windows, experts recommend that you clean them on a cloudy day. This is because sunlight can cause the glass to rapidly heat up and cause the cleaners you’re using to dry quickly and form unsightly streaks on the glass.
Step #2: Blinds and Draperies
Before you get started on actually cleaning the windows, you first have to remove the draperies and dust the blinds according to the care instructions. Swap the heavy draperies for lighter window covers and carefully dust the blinds with a microfiber cloth afterwards.
Step #3: Window Screens, Frames and Sills
When it comes to window screens, meanwhile, window replacement professionals recommend that you first remove them and use a garden hose, if you have outdoor access. Examine them for any small tears that require repairs as well. As for your window sills, make sure to line them with a microfiber cloth to absorb any excess water and wipe them top to bottom with a sponge. Window frames, on the other hand, should be cleaned with a soft bristle brush.
Step #4: Glass
For the glass, make sure to use a residue-free glass cleaner to clean it inside and out. Use a microfiber cloth to clean it in an up-and-down motion and side to side pattern to identify any missed spots. As much as possible avoid using paper towels or newspapers to prevent haze or streaks.
Make your search for window replacement experts easier by turning to Renewal by Andersen of Connecticut. We are your leading provider of window and door installation services. Give us a call at (850) 341-4210 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. We serve homeowners in CT and other nearby areas in the state of Connecticut.