A window gives you an amazing view to the outdoors, lets light in and helps protect the inside of your home from the elements. That means they see a lot of action. From dirt, water and insects on the outside to smudges or pets on the inside, your windows’ glass gets dirty pretty quick. Luckily, window cleaning is fairly simple.
You can clean your original replacement windows in just five easy steps. Many Pella windows have easy-clean features that make it easier for you to clean the exterior glass from inside your home. Here’s our window cleaning process.
- Brush off your window sills. Get rid of the dirt, dust and whatever else is stuck on the window sills and ledges to prevent
dirt and mud from getting on the glass later on.
- Now’s an ideal time to
clean the screens, too. Run your vacuum’s dusting
brush attachment over the inner
facing side of the screen.
- Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution
(mix your own with one part white vinegar to 10 parts water), and
apply to a soft, clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel. You may instead use an ammonia-free glass cleaner such as Pella's glass
cleaner, Windex® or Sparkle®. Spray the cleaner generously, but avoid
getting any cleaning solutions on the wood, fiberglass or vinyl frames, as they may
discolor the finish.
- Rub from several different directions and let air dry.
- Rinse with clean water if streaks remain after
For the best-looking view, we’d also recommend cleaning your windows on a cloudy day. The sun can dry the solution too quickly, leaving streaks on your window glass. Your Pella professionals in Northern Virginia prefer using microfiber cloths to clean window glass since it’s lint-free and will not leave tiny particles behind.
Your windows could look so clean, you might forget the glass is even there. Now that’s what we call a great view.
Please note: You should not use ammonia- or alcohol-based glass cleaners. These solutions will leave streaks or generate a film that attracts moisture and dust. See your owner’s manual to find our more about cleaning other parts of your wood windows, vinyl windows or fiberglass windows, or get in touch with your Pella Windows Showroom in Northern Virginia.