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Top 4 Window Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Is it time to clean your windows already? Given how your windows are one of your home’s most visible design elements, it pays to always keep them clean and looking good. Fortunately, window cleaning is generally an easy task when you know which mistakes to avoid. Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta, your top provider of high-quality replacement windows and French doors, shares some of them.

1. Using the wrong tools. Window cleaning doesn’t take but a few basic items. These include a bucket where you mix the cleaning solution, a sponge for soaping up the windows, a squeegee for removing excess water, plus a clean microfiber cloth that you can use to dry or polish your windows. Only use a scraper when your windows have persistent marks and stains. Newspapers are a no-go for drying glass because they actually contain harsh chemicals that can damage your windows.

2. Cleaning your windows on hot, sunny days. These may seem like the perfect time to do some window cleaning, but the glare and heat can actually interfere with your work—sometimes with undesirable results. Soaped-up windows are quickly dried by the sun, allowing for marks and streaks on the glass. Clean your windows on a cloudy day instead. This way, you get ample time to remove the cleaning solution from the windows before they start to dry. This handy tip also applies when cleaning your sliding patio doors.

3. Forgetting about personal safety. Avoid a possible accident by using a sturdy ladder when cleaning higher windows. In fact, it might be a better idea to have someone holding the ladder steady as you go about the task. You might want to apply ladder pads to avoid scratching the windows’ surface, as well.

4. Not paying enough attention. When cleaning your windows, always check the glass from different angles for leftover streaks and smudges on the glass. You don’t want to step back after all that hard work and see that you’ve actually missed a couple of spots.

Grime on your windows is easy to fix, but what if they’re already old and failing? When this is the case, then you need to consult a premier window company, like Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta. Aside from installing doors, we also provide high-quality window replacement to better enhance the look of your home, while keeping it comfortable and energy-efficient. And with our expert crew, you’re always sure the work is done perfectly right the first time.

Look no further than Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta for top-tier solutions to your door and window needs. We serve homeowners in and around Atlanta and Marietta, GA. Call us today at (404) 947-5300 or fill out this online form to get a free consultation.


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