Window cleaning isn’t a task that most homeowners look forward to, but keeping your windows clear of grime is important in maintaining your home’s curb appeal. Don’t worry–it’s not a very complicated chore, even during the winter. With these tips from window replacement expert Renewal by Andersen® of Portland, cleaning your windows in the winter will be a breeze.
Prepare Your Cleaning Supplies
Gather all the tools and cleaning products you’ll need. Since snow and ice may have formed around your windows, you may need a few extra tools. You can use a garden spade to remove the snow off the sill and warm water to melt any ice. Of course, don’t forget your squeegee and cleaning solution.
Use an Alcohol-Based Cleaning Solution
Look for cleaning solution containing rubbing alcohol or vinegar. These substances can effectively deal with dirt, and they also help prevent water spots and keep the water from freezing.
Use Cold Water
It’s best to use cold or room temperature water when washing your replacement windows. Using hot water when cleaning windows on a cold day can cause the glass to crack.
Use a Squeegee
When using a squeegee, it’s best to start at the top part of the window and carefully bring the squeegee down across the entire glass pane. Then, move the squeegee from left to right, and use a towel to wipe any residue from the squeegee.
Wear Proper Attire
Wear boots with good grips, especially if you will be using a ladder to reach higher windows. You should also wear waterproof rubber gloves so that your hands will be protected from the cold. Tuck your coat sleeves into the openings of the gloves so that your coat won’t get wet.
Renewal by Andersen of Portland is an established company specializing in window replacement. Our trained and qualified staff will make sure to deliver the service you deserve. To learn more about our services, call us at or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Portland and Salem, OR.