Cleaning your windows

Your windows are constantly protecting you and the insides of your home from the brunt of the outside elements. So, it’s not a surprise to anyone that they’ll get grimy and dinged up over time. Cleaning your windows could become a weekly/fortnightly chore, depending on where you live in the world. However, taking care of your window is important, in order to prolong its longevity

Let’s get to it.

The glass panes themselves

This is quite obvious. If your panes are dirty, the outlook of your home will turn for the worse. They can make your home look shabby in the eyes of onlookers. So that’s a big no-no. In order to clean your window pane, we recommend using a non-abrasive cleaners, with a soft cloth or a paper towel.

Do avoid using a pressure washer on your window, as they can easily wear away the protective films and seals. Just use a non-abrasive glass cleaner, and perhaps use a polish to remove the streaks left by the cleaning.

Case and seals

The casing is what surrounds your window, often used to provide an additional decorative flair. It’s tied in together with the seals, and therefore the two need to cleaned quite often. Keeping the casing and the seals clean prevents the buildup of dirt, which could potentially jam the whole window if left unattended. 

Hardware

Keeping the window hardware will ensure that your window will continue to operate without a hitch. Keeping the locks and clasps clean will not only reduce jams, but they will greatly reduce the wear and tear as well.

Tracks

This is one of the key places where dirt and grime accumulate easily, The track runs along the sides and bottoms of your windows. To clean the tracks, we recommend using an all-purpose cleaner,and scrubbing with a soft cloth.