How to Properly Clean Windows in Mankato, Minnesota
A window gives you a wonderful view to the outdoors, allows light in and helps protect your family from bad weather. That means these windows see a lot of action. From dirt, water and insects on the outside to smudges or pets on the inside, your windows’ glass gets dirty pretty quick. Luckily, cleaning the glass in windows is fairly simple.
You can clean your original replacement windows in just a few easy steps. Many Pella windows have features that make it easier for you to clean the exterior glass from the inside. Here’s our window cleaning process.
- Brush off your window sills. Get rid of the dirt, dust and everything else that is stuck on the window sills and ledges to prevent dirt and mud from getting on the glass later on.
- Now’s the best time to clean the screens, too. Just 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 prevent cleaning solutions from getting 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 cleaning.
For the best-looking 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 Mankato 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 clean, you might forget the glass is even there. Now that’s what we call a perfect view.
Please note: You should not use ammonia- or alcohol-based glass cleaners. They’ll leave streaks or produce a film that attracts moisture and dust. See your owner’s manual for more information on cleaning other parts of your wood windows, vinyl windows or fiberglass windows, or call your Pella Windows Showroom in Mankato.