Cleaning Your New Windows

Ideally the windows in your home are thoroughly cleaned at least once a year, if not twice a year.

It’s an excellent idea to clean the windows at the end of the fall and spring season.

As well as scheduling the window cleaning end of fall or spring also schedule for a day without much sun. Too much sun tends to dry the windows too quickly, leading to unsightly streaks.

To clean your window properly you will need to gather a few essential supplies:

  • Use a dusting brush attachment and vacuum the interior of the windows sills and frames.
  • Use a cleaning sponge or soft cloth, to dip into the cleaning solution, squeezing the excess liquid.

Wash the windows with circular movements; wash from the corners and outer perimeter of the window towards the interior or centre of window.

Dry the window using a squeegee, paper towel, lint free cloth, or newspaper. All the strokes you make should go in the same direction if you apply vertical strokes on one side and horizontal on the other you will be able to tell.

If you are using crumpled newspaper to dry wear gloves to avoid ink on your hands, the ink will not transfer to the glass.

Wash the exterior of the windows following the above steps with the exception of the vacuuming.