A window gives you a wonderful view to the outdoors, lets 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 finger prints or pets on the inside, your windows’ glass gets dirty pretty quick. Luckily, window cleaning is fairly simple.
You can clean your original replacement windows in just five easy steps. Many Pella windows have innovative 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. You want to get rid of the dirt, dust and whatever else is stuck on the window sills and ledges to prevent
dirt and mud from getting on the glass later on.
- Now’s a good time to
clean the screens, too. Simply run your vacuum’s dusting
brush attachment over the side facing in.
- Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution
(create 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 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-looking view, we’d also recommend cleaning your windows on a cloudy day. If you clean them while it’s sunny, the solution can dry too quickly, leaving streaks on your window glass. Your Pella professionals in Newport 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 good, 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 generate 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 Newport.