Simple Tips for Maintaining Your New Windows

Simple Tips for Maintaining Your New Windows


Getting replacement windows is a significant investment and you want your windows to continue to look great for as long as possible. Some simple maintenance tasks will help to ensure that your windows look beautiful. At Dependable Glass, our experienced technicians can expertly install new windows in your home. And if you have any questions about how to properly maintain your new windows, we'll be happy to answer them.

Ways to Keep Your Windows in Great Shape

Proper cleaning procedure will give your windows a sleek appearance. It's best to clean your windows when temperatures are a bit cooler and skies are overcast. This is because hot temperatures can cause your freshly-washed windows to dry too quickly, which can then lead to streaks that stay on the glass. For cleaning the glass, there are some basic steps you can follow. Rather than using a commercial cleaning product, you can just use a solution of one part white vinegar to two parts water. Fill up a spray bottle with this solution. Use the spray liberally on the glass to loosen dirt. Then use reusable microfiber cloths to wipe down your windows, using Z-shaped motions. It's best to use a microfiber cloth that has a honeycomb texture, which will help to absorb wet spots. While a squeegee might be worthwhile on an expansive picture window, it's not worth the hassle on smaller windows, and is liable to cause water to drop to the floor, causing a bit of a mess.

When washing the window frame, you can just use water with a mild detergent and a soft, non-abrasive cloth. For dirtier frames, you can use a more concentrated detergent. It's always best to avoid harsh chemical cleaners, which can cause finishes to become stripped. A Shop Vac is helpful with removing leaves and other organic matter from window tracks. And a silicone spray can be used to lubricate the window's moving parts, which will help to ensure easy opening and closing.

To clean window screens, you'll want to first remove them and then lay them down flat. Use a soft brush with water and mild soap. Scrub until all grime is gone and then use a towel to thoroughly dry the screen before putting it back in.

Replacement Windows in Phoenix, AZ

If you're interested in installing new windows in your home or business, contact Dependable Glass at (623) 244-5612. Our local window installation experts will make sure that your new windows are a perfect fit for your home. Feel free to give us a call today to request a window installation quote in Phoenix!


Dependable Glass Blog
Posted: June 30, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ



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