Cleaning Tips and Pointers for Streak-Free Windows

Your windows are prominent interior and exterior design elements so they need to be regularly cleaned. Unfortunately, this chore can be very time-consuming and tiring which is why some homeowners don’t like it. Here are some window cleaning tricks that can save you time, money and energy.

Cleaning Tips and Pointers for Streak-Free Windows

Use the Right Equipment to Remove Tough Stains

If your windows have tough stains, then you need to use the right tools for the job. The very toughest stains need to be removed using a small buffing wheel and a mild abrasive. Before using this power tool, however, you will need to protect the window sash with masking tape. For adhesive residue and tree sap, you can use steel wool. You just have to lubricate the glass first with a spritz of window cleaner.

Prepare Your Tools

As a window replacement expert, we highly recommend making sure that you have all the tools you need before cleaning your windows. First, you need a 12- to 14-inch squeegee. Remember to always put in a new rubber blade after cleaning to prevent streaks from appearing on the glass. You will also need two different scrubbers. One is for the outside, and one is for the inside. We also suggest getting a paint can opener to pop window screens and getting some razor blades to remove paint overspray.

Use the Right Window Cleaner

When it comes to window cleaners, you have plenty of options. You can use cleaners that are designed for this specific chore. Or, you can just use the liquid dish detergent from your kitchen. Liquid detergent removes grease and dirt while making sure that the squeegee glides well. You can also use a solution of 50% white vinegar and 50% tap water.

The experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Houston install a variety of durable, beautiful and energy-efficient windows, including double hung windows, picture windows, bay windows and more. Renewal by Andersen of Houston is dedicated to providing our customers with the best window replacement experience possible. We will communicate with you constantly and assist you through every step of the project. We serve many areas, including Houston, TX. Call us at (281) 547-6177 to learn more about our services and products or to schedule a free consultation. You can also contact us here.