Cleaning windows may seem like an easy-to-do-task, but the tricky part is making sure you don’t leave behind streaks. To help you get spotlessly clean windows, Skyline Window, your go-to contractor in the state for your composite window needs, shares some tips below.
Read Your Window Manufacturer’s Care Instructions
Contrary to what many believe, there is no right way to wash windows. It really depends on what works for you. However, you don’t need to find the best way to clean your windows through trial-and-error. You can find some care tips in the window manufacturer’s window care guide.
We strongly recommend reading window care instructions before cleaning windows made of material that may need special care, like wood window frames.
Lay Down Strips of Cloth and Rags Under Your Windows
Speaking of protecting window frames, make sure to lay down rags and cloth on your floor to protect them from stains. Harsh chemical cleaners may cause stains.
Use a Warm Soapy Solution to Wash Your Windows
However, most professionals will tell you to avoid using these harsh chemical cleaners and use a solution made of warm water and dish soap instead. For grimy windows, add a few drops of vinegar or ammonia.
Don’t Clean Your Windows on a Hot Sunny Day
To reduce the chances of your squeegee leaving behind streaks, avoid washing your windows on a hot, sunny day. The heat and sun can dry the water before you can wipe them off, leaving behind streaks. We recommend scheduling all your window-washing chores early in the morning or late in the afternoon, when it’s not as sunny and it’s a lot cooler.
Streaks on your window are fairly easy to remove, but scratches aren’t. If there are too many visible scratches on your window glass or frame, it may be time to get a window replacement.
Skyline Windows, a contractor with over three decades’ worth of experience, offers a wide variety of premium windows, including wood, composite and fiberglass window options. To get a free estimate, call us at (804) 729-8344 or fill out this form.