A window gives you an amazing view to the outdoors, lets light in and helps protect your family from harsh weather. That means your 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 five easy steps. Many Pella windows have 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. You want to get rid of the dirt, dust and anything else that 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. Simply run your vacuum’s dusting
brush attachment over the side facing 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. You may instead use an ammonia-free glass cleaner such as Pella's glass
cleaner, Windex® or Sparkle®. Spray the cleaner generously, but try to
avoid getting the solution 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 Kansas City prefer using microfiber cloths to clean window glass since it’s lint-free and doesn’t leave tiny particles behind.
Your windows could look so clear, 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. These solutions will leave streaks or generate 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 get in touch with your Pella Windows Showroom in Kansas City.