How to Rid Your Windows of Hard Water Stains

From vinyl to casement windows, you want them free of stains, especially from hard water. Hard water stains are made up of calcium and magnesium, making them more arduous to clean than regular water. You might not notice these spots at first, but if you don’t frequently clean your windows, they may build up, and a thick whitish glaze will form. Eventually, your windows will appear hazy and filthy. 

Windows of Hard Water Stains

While hard water stains are difficult to clean, it’s not impossible. As one of the best in the window industry, Renewal by Andersen® of Houston will guide you on how to rid your windows of hard water stains. A

Clean Your Windows Manually 

First, prepare a mixture of half water and half vinegar. The acidity in the vinegar will soften the mineral deposits, making the stains easier to wipe off. Make sure the mixture is enough to clean all the stains on your windows. When it’s ready, soak a towel in the solution, and press it onto the spots on the window. For better results, let it sit there for a minute or two. Wipe and press the towel on the window until the stains disappear. Since these spots are very firm, you might have to repeat the process several times. Afterward, dry the window with a rag and finish it off with a window spray to give your window a brand-new shine.

Even though this is a sure way to clean the hard water stains on your window, it may not provide a lasting solution. Thus, you might want to consider replacing your regular window with a self-cleaning window. 

Choose Self-Cleaning Windows 

If you’re tired of cleaning your windows from hard water stains, then maybe it’s time for a window replacement. A self-cleaning window may be the answer to your problems. This type of window is not made up of simple pieces of glass. In fact, this special window glass from Renewal by Anderson features a self-cleaning titanium dioxide exterior coating that helps prevent water marks. 

You may ask, “how do these windows keep themselves clean from water stains”? Since glass is usually hydrophobic, water tends to form droplets when it makes contact with it. That’s why you can see dirty streaks on your window after rain. However, the titanium dioxide coating changes that. Water molecules can now spread out evenly across the glass instead of forming droplets. When a self-cleaning window makes contact with rain, the sheet of water slides down neatly and evenly, and the glass dries without any stains or smears. 

For a window installation or replacement, get in touch with us at Renewal by Andersen of Houston. Call us at (281) 547-6177, or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We offer services in Katy, TX.