A Window Cleaning Checklist for Fall

October 14th, 2019 by

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Cleaning your windows is a tedious task, but the payoff makes it worth your time. Not only does window cleaning keep your home looking its best, but it can also delay the need for window replacement.

Today, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland shares some essential tips to help keep your windows spotless throughout fall.

Regular Cleaning Helps 

The more often you clean your windows, the easier and less time consuming window cleaning will be. Windows that are seldom cleaned accumulate dirt on the glass. This can be difficult to remove with only soap and water. Keep a regular cleaning routine to make things easier on yourself.

Avoid Cleaning on Sunny Days

When the sun dries the water on your replacement windows, water spots form on the glass and are difficult to remove. To avoid this problem, wait for a cloudy day to clean your windows, and be sure to dry the windows thoroughly using a squeegee and wipe with a soft dry cloth for good measure.

Never Use Abrasives

Scrub pads used to remove persistent dirt can etch the window glass. If soap and water can’t remove grime, add white vinegar or ammonia to the solution and then try again. Never use white vinegar or ammonia undiluted, as this can damage parts of the window.

Install Easy-to-Clean Windows

Installing easy-to-clean replacement windows can save you a lot time and effort. Our Fibrex® frame material is as sturdy and low maintenance as it gets. 

Upper-story windows can be difficult to clean from the inside. Fortunately, our casement windows feature operator arms that open and close the sashes, making it easy to clean them from inside your home. Similarly, our double-hung windows feature sashes that can tilt inward, allowing for easy cleaning from the inside. And sliding windows have sashes you can lift up from the frames, making cleaning easy and comfortable.

Renewal by Andersen is your leading provider of easy-to-clean window replacement options. You can count on us for quality window and door products and services. Give us a call at (503) 419-3960 for consultation and estimate. We serve customers in Oregon, including Portland and Salem.