Spring cleaning actually originated from windows. Its roots trace back to the tradition of cranking or sliding windows open to shake off the winter chill and let the warm spring air circulate inside a home. Today, cleaning your windows is an essential part of any spring cleaning list.
Windows are a big factor in the curb appeal of your home. Therefore, keeping them clean at the start of spring goes a long way in ensuring that your home looks its best for the rest of the year. Our window specialists at Renewal by Andersen® of Austin suggest the following ways to “spring-clean” your windows effectively.
Choose the Right Day
You want to pick a bright sunny day with clear weather to start cleaning your windows. Spring showers can deposit dirt and grime on newly cleaned glass surfaces, making this chore more challenging than it already is. If you’re also replacing the weatherstripping and seals in your windows, most products need to be under dry conditions so they can cure properly.
Use the Right Tools
Avoid using harsh and abrasive sponges and rags on the glass. This can strip away the protective coating most glass panes have. Use a microfiber cloth, a car sponge, or a gentle cloth instead. There are also window cleaning solutions available in your local handyman shop which can be effective, however, a 50-50 mix of water and mild detergent can also be used in a pinch.
Do It Correctly
Different windows will have different cleaning requirements. Some custom windows might even have some special instructions to be properly cleaned. However, most of them share some cleaning basics. Before you wash away the panes, remove all dry dirt and dust first. Applying water while there are dust deposits can make things worse. Lastly, do not power wash your windows, regardless of what style of windows you have.
Keep your windows clean with more tips from our professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Austin, your trusted replacement window company. Give us a call at (512) 298-2270 or fill out our contact form for a no-obligation in-home consultation and get a free quote on replacement windows today. We serve homeowners in Georgetown, as well as all surrounding areas in Texas.