Summer is almost coming to an end, and the warm colors of autumn are about to make their debut. But before you fully enjoy the new season, there are a few home maintenance tasks that you might want to take care of — and one of them is window cleaning. To ensure that your replacement windows will look their best, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland lists some tips below:
Check the weather forecast and schedule your window cleaning job on an overcast day. Obviously, you should avoid rainy weather as this can make the task complicated and difficult. However, sunny days aren’t ideal either because sunlight can cause the window solution to dry too quickly, creating ugly streaks on the glass.
Make sure to prepare all the right tools for cleaning your replacement windows. Some of the things that you might want to have are a reliable window cleaning solution, a good squeegee, a bucket and a strip washer. You might also want a microfiber cloth for wiping down windows. And if you want to be extra thorough in removing streaks, you should have a buffer tool as well.
Apart from having the right tools, you should also consider using the proper cleaning technique. Prepare a bucket of soapy water and dip the strip washer into it. Then, make horizontal stripes across your window, making sure to overlap a couple of inches. Take your squeegee and hold it in a 30-degree angle. Wipe in the same order you applied soap, and use a towel to wipe of the soap before proceeding to the next row.
Renewal by Andersen of Portland is a locally based company that specializes in window replacement. We carry out projects to a high standard, ensuring 100% customer satisfaction. Call us at (503) 912-2668 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Salem, Lake Oswego and Portland, OR.