Vinyl windows are widely known for the minimal upkeep they require. However, spraying these windows with glass cleaner and wiping them dry aren’t really considered best practices. If you want to ensure that your windows are properly cared for, take note of these tips from doors and window installers at TJ Exteriors Inc.
Ensure that you’re using tools and cleaners that won’t damage your window, especially the glass. Your cleaning tools should also be appropriate for the kind of dirt you’re dealing with. For instance, crayons, grease, mildew, and other stubborn stains can be removed by using a water-based household cleaner. A solution of 30% vinegar and 70% water is also a good option. Make sure to wipe the window frames and panes with a soft cloth. Also, you can use a soft-bristle brush for cleaning the ridges in textured surfaces as well as stubborn dirt.
Certain types of cleaning tools are ideal for cleaning the outside of your vinyl window. For instance, a long-handled soft brush would be convenient for cleaning exterior windows. Then, you can rinse the windows and dislodge any remaining debris by spraying your windows with a moderate stream of water from a garden hose. Make sure to start at the top and work your way to the bottom. Window installation experts do not recommend using a direct, full-pressure spray as this can leak into the vinyl frame components.
Many types of vinyl windows are designed for easy cleaning, even from indoors. Check your windows if they have a mechanism that would allow this. Generally, soapy water and a soft cloth are enough to clean these windows. Then, don’t forget to wipe them with clear water and dry the surface with another soft cloth. Ensure that soap residue isn’t left on the windows.
As one of the most reliable window and entry door installers in the area, TJ Exteriors Inc. can ensure quality workmanship for you. We also provide other services including roofing, siding, and remodeling. Call us at (952) 448-4312 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.