Fall is a great time to plan some cleaning jobs, especially in preparation for winter. Window washing is one of the jobs you should complete before the coldest season starts. Exterior home improvement contractor Austin Pro Siding, Windows & Roofing shares this guide to window cleaning to give you a good sense of what has to be covered.
Get Your Cleaning Supplies Ready
Start with making sure your cleaning tools are ready. You should have microfiber cloths, a sponge, a soft bristle brush, residue-free glass cleaner, a pail of soapy water, and a vacuum with an extension hose in your arsenal. Choose gentle cleaning products to protect your windows from scratches and strong chemical burns.
Examine Your Windows for Leaks
Keep an eye out for evidence of leaks. If the seals wear down, it might result in significant heat loss during the cooler months. You may have a professional evaluate your windows to see whether they need to be replaced, especially if they are old. For window replacement, you should hire a trusted local contractor that offers window and roofing services.
Clean Your Draperies and Blinds
Remove the dust from your blinds and clean your drapes according to the maintenance directions. It would also be an excellent time to upgrade from lighter to insulated window coverings. Window screens, window sills and tracks, and storm windows should all be cleaned.
Remove the window screens so that you may properly clean them. To make the job easier, use a garden hose. Just make sure to properly dry the screens before reinstalling them, and keep an eye out for any small tears that may need to be repaired.
Clear the Lens
Wipe the window glass inside and out with a glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth. Do this on one side in an up-and-down motion, then on the other in a side-to-side motion. This strategy will assist you in identifying any missing places.
Don’t waste your time sorting through window companies, Austin Pro Siding, Windows & Roofing offers virtual appointments to make it easier for you to reach out to us. We offer full services for your home improvement needs. Call us at (512) 550-0000 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve homeowners in San Antonio.