A window offers you a wonderful view to the outdoors, lets light in and helps protect the inside of your home from harsh weather. That means your windows see a lot of action. From dirt, water and pollen on the outside to finger prints 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 five easy steps. Many Pella windows have innovative 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
dirtying the glass later on.
- Now’s the best time to
clean the screens, too. Just run your vacuum’s dusting
brush attachment over the side of the screen that faces in.
- 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. Alternatively,
you may 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 clearest 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 Sunset Hills prefer using microfiber cloths to clean window glass since it’s lint-free and won’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. They’ll leave streaks or 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 call your Pella Windows Showroom in Sunset Hills.