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How to Properly Clean Windows in Binghamton, NY

How to Properly Clean Windows in Binghamton, NY

A window gives you an amazing view to the outdoors, brings 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 dust on the outside to little hands or pets on the inside, your windows’ glass gets dirty pretty quick. Luckily, cleaning the glass in windows is fairly simple.

You can clean your original replacement windows in just a few easy steps. Many Pella windows have innovative features that make it easier for you to clean the exterior glass from inside. Here’s our window cleaning process.

  1. Brush off your window sills. Get rid of the dirt, dust and anything else that is stuck on the window sills and ledges to prevent dirt and mud from getting on the glass later on.
  2. Now’s the best time to clean the screens, too. Just run your vacuum’s dusting brush attachment over the inner facing side of the screen.
  3. Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution (make your own with one part white vinegar to 10 parts water), and apply to a soft, clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel. You can also 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.
  4. Rub from several different directions and let air dry.
  5. Rinse with clean water if streaks remain after cleaning.

For the best-looking view, we’d also recommend cleaning your windows on a cloudy day. Sunshine can dry the cleaning solution too quickly, leaving streaks on your window glass. Your Pella professionals in Binghamton prefer using microfiber cloths to clean window glass since it’s lint-free and doesn’t leave tiny particles behind.

Your windows could look so clear, you might forget the glass is even there. Now that’s what we call a fantastic view.

Please note: You should not use ammonia- or alcohol-based glass cleaners. These solutions will leave streaks or produce a film that attracts moisture and dust. See your owner’s manual for more information on cleaning other parts of your wood windows, vinyl windows or fiberglass windows, or contact your Pella Windows Showroom in Binghamton.

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