If you’re still in the process of spring cleaning and not sure about how to handle your windows, vinyl and fiberglass window replacement expert Skyline Windows of Richmond has some tips for you. Cleaning your windows shouldn’t be so hard, and vinyl windows particularly are easy to maintain. Just keep these tips in mind and you’ll surely find your windows looking brand new again.
Exterior Window Cleaning Tips
Cleaning the outside of your vinyl windows can have an immediate effect on curb appeal. Follow these steps to ensure a thorough clean:
- Create a cleaning solution using one and a half cups of distilled white vinegar and one gallon of warm water. You can also use a teaspoon of mild soap instead of vinegar.
- Rinse the windows with water to soften or dislodge dirt and debris.
- Apply the cleaning solution to the glass and frames. You can use a sponge or a lint-free cloth to clean the vinyl windows.
- If you’re using a soapy solution, make sure to rinse the windows thoroughly to prevent soap scum from drying on your windows. Use a lint-free cloth to dry the windows.
How to Clean the Inside of Your Vinyl Windows
When cleaning the inside of your window, pay close attention to the frame, tracks and screen. Remove dirt and debris in these parts, and look out for any damage or problems that may necessitate window replacement or repair.
If you notice excessive dirt along the windowsill, your window may be in need of weatherstripping or sealing. This can help block the air and dirt from passing through the window.
For the cleaning solution, you can use the same thing you used for the exterior. You may want to use a squeegee so as to avoid leaving streaks on your window.
Need help with your composite window replacement project? Skyline Windows of Richmond is ready to provide top-notch services to you. Call us at (804) 270-4008 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.