A window gives you a wonderful view to the outdoors, allows light in and helps protect your family from the elements. That means they 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 your windows is fairly simple.
You can clean your original replacement windows in five easy steps. Many Pella windows have easy-clean features that make it easier for you to clean the exterior glass from 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
dirtying the glass later on.
- Now’s a good time to
clean the screens, too. 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. Alternatively,
you may 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 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 Hunt Valley 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 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 generate a film that attracts moisture and dust. See your owner’s manual to find our more about cleaning other parts of your wood windows, vinyl windows or fiberglass windows, or contact your Pella Windows Showroom in Hunt Valley.