A window provides you with a beautiful view to the outdoors, brings light in and helps protect the inside of your home from bad weather. That means these windows 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, window cleaning is fairly simple.
You can clean your original replacement windows in just five 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.
- Brush off your window sills. You’ll want to
get rid of the dirt, dust and everything
else that is stuck on the window sills and ledges to prevent
smearing the glass later on.
- Now’s the best time to
clean the screens, too. Simply 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 can also use an ammonia-free glass cleaner such as Pella's glass
cleaner, Windex® or Sparkle®. Spray the cleaner generously, but try to
avoid getting the solution 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. If you clean them while it’s sunny, the solution can dry too quickly, leaving streaks on your window glass. Your Pella professionals in Petoskey 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 good, 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 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 contact your Pella Windows Showroom in Petoskey.