Investing in high-quality replacement windows installed by experienced professionals is important, but even state-of-the-art windows require routine care and maintenance over the years to ensure long-term performance. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Central PA shares tips on how to care for your windows.
Wait for a Cloudy Day
It may seem counterintuitive, but it’s actually better to have your windows cleaned on a cloudy day than a clear, sunny day. This is because exposure to direct sunlight can cause the window cleaning solution to dry before you can wipe it off, leading to unsightly streaks on your windows.
Save the Glass for Last
Start by cleaning the window frames. If you clean the glass first, you’ll likely end up having to redo it after cleaning the rest of the window due to grime spilling onto the glass. We recommend investing in replacement windows with Low-E glass, which contains a thin coating that makes the window scratch-resistant and much easier to clean than regular glass. Renewal by Andersen windows all feature Low-E glass, making window cleaning a breeze.
Use the Right Materials and Clean Tools
Don’t use newspapers to wipe your windows; instead, use a microfiber cloth. You can also use a sponge, but make sure the sponge is clean and free of debris that could scratch the window. Follow manufacturer guidelines and use recommended cleaning solutions.
Cleaning your casement, sliding and double hung windows the correct way will bolster their durability, beauty and longevity. Give us a call at (717) 591-4900 to learn more about our services. In-home consultations are free for residents in Harrisburg, PA, and surrounding areas.