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Useful Cleaning Tips for Your Windows and Patio Doors

Cleaning can be a chore for most homeowners, but it’s still a necessity to keep your home free of unwanted dirt and bacteria. Even high-quality windows and sliding patio doors made and installed by Renewal by Andersen® of Austin can truly be effective in terms of performance and energy efficiency with proper care and maintenance. Here are some simple but useful tips that you can follow:

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Clean Off the Built-Up Dust

Before you start cleaning your windows and patio doors, take time to properly clean the sills, as these usually build up dust and dirt. You can also use a dustpan brush, broom handle, or a vacuum to clean the window corners and sill. Afterward, cover it with a towel to protect them from any drips.

For windows on the second floor, there’s usually no need to climb the ladder to clean them on both sides. Even if you have windows that slide open like your French doors, you’re still able to clean both sides properly. Some can also be tilted inward instead for easier outdoor cleaning. 

Always Use a Sponge 

Cleaning your windows and patio doors with warm and soapy water works well in most cases, but it’s often better to use fewer suds whenever possible. We recommend not using strong window cleaning liquids, as they may damage your product. But if this is unavoidable, use them wisely to prevent accidental damage to the surrounding paintwork.

Using a Towel and Squeegee Also Comes in Handy

We also recommend using a squeegee blade to wipe the excess water off of your windows and patio door. Afterward, use a separate lint-free towel and move it along their edges to remove any remaining suds.

When you want to get the best windows and doors for your home, Renewal by Andersen of Austin has exactly what you need. You can reach us today at (512) 298-2270 or online through our convenient form. We serve our customers in Texas, including Austin and neighboring TX areas. 


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