Home maintenance tasks are best done in the early spring so you can make the most of the warmer months. While window cleaning is a chore that few homeowners look forward to, it can help extend the lifespan of your windows, not to mention boost your home’s curb appeal.
Here are window spring cleaning tips from a trusted provider of replacement windows.
Cleaning Your Windows
Make sure to use the cleaning solution recommended by the manufacturer to protect your windows and ensure you don’t void your warranty. Abrasive solutions can cause damage to the frame as well as the glass.
Using a soft brush, dust the dirt off the hinges, sills, frame and tracks of your windows. Take your strip washer, dip it in soapy water and wash your windows. Get a squeegee, wet its edges and wipe the window from top to bottom in an S-shaped motion. Dry window drips with a damp cloth. Lastly, wipe the window frames and sill.
If cleaning your windows isn’t enough to restore their appearance, it may be time to get new ones. Investing in energy-efficient replacement windows won’t only enhance the look of your home but will also help you save on heating and cooling costs.
Tips for Cleaning Window Screens
You’ll need to remove window screens before cleaning them. Use a soft bristle brush to remove dust from both sides and then wash the screens with soapy water. Finish up by rinsing them with lukewarm water. Never use a pressure washer for cleaning window screens. Let the screens dry completely before placing them back.
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