A window provides you with a wonderful 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 dust on the outside to little hands or pets on the inside, your windows’ glass gets dirty pretty quick. Luckily, cleaning your windows is fairly simple.
You can clean your original replacement windows in just five easy steps. Many Pella windows have 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. You want to get rid of the dirt, dust and whatever else is stuck on the window sills and ledges to prevent
dirtying the glass later on.
- Now’s an ideal time to
clean the screens, too. Run your vacuum’s dusting
brush attachment over the side facing in.
- 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 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 each direction and let air dry.
- Rinse with clean water if streaks remain after
For the best 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 Grand Rapids 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 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 produce a film that attracts moisture and dust. See your owner’s manual to learn more about cleaning other parts of your wood windows, vinyl windows or fiberglass windows, or contact your Pella Windows Showroom in Grand Rapids.