How To Clean Windows

Cleaning windows is an essential part of home maintenance that can help keep your windows looking their best and ensure optimal performance. In this guide, we will provide you with a step-by-step approach to effectively clean your windows. Whether you have aluminium windows, bifold doors, or any other type of windows, these cleaning tips will help you achieve spotless and sparkling results.

Step 1 

Gather the necessary supplies to clean your windows; you will need the following supplies:

  • Window cleaner solution or a mixture of vinegar and water
  • Microfiber cloth or a squeegee
  • Bucket or spray bottle
  • Soft-bristle brush or sponge
  • Ladder or step stool (if needed)

Step 2

Prepare the cleaning solution. If you’re using a commercial window cleaner, follow the instructions on the bottle. Alternatively, you can make your own window cleaner by mixing equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle. There’s no need to use harsh chemicals to clean your windows, such as bleach, as this can harm your window frames, whether they be timber, aluminium, or uPVC. 

Step 3

Remove dust and debris. Start by removing any dust, dirt, or cobwebs from the window frames and sills using a soft-bristle brush or sponge. This step will prevent the dirt from spreading and scratching the glass during the cleaning process.                            

Step 4

Apply the cleaning solution and spray it onto the glass surface or apply it directly to the microfiber cloth. Avoid using abrasive materials or harsh chemicals that can damage the windows.

Step 5

Clean the glass by using a microfiber cloth or squeegee to clean the glass in a vertical or horizontal motion. Start from the top and work your way down to avoid streaks. A squeegee can be more efficient and provide a streak-free finish for large windows.

Step 6

Wipe the edges and corners. Be sure to pay attention to the edges and corners of the windows, as dirt and grime tend to accumulate in these areas. Use a clean cloth or a cotton swab to remove any remaining dirt that may be stuck in smaller nooks. 

Step 7

Rinse and dry If you’re using a squeegee, wipe it clean after each stroke to prevent streaks. Rinse the cloth or squeegee frequently in clean water to remove any residue. Finally, use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe away any excess moisture and achieve a spotless finish.

Step 8

After cleaning the glass, don’t forget to clean the window frames and sills. Use a damp cloth or sponge to remove any dirt or stains. For stubborn stains, you can use a mild detergent or a mixture of baking soda and water.

Step 9

Repeat the cleaning process for all the windows in your home, both inside and outside. It’s recommended to clean your windows at least twice a year or more frequently if you live in an area with high pollution or near the coast.

Step 10 

To keep your windows looking their best, it’s important to maintain them regularly. This includes checking for any signs of damage, such as cracked glass or faulty seals, and addressing them promptly. Regular maintenance will help extend the lifespan of your windows and ensure their optimal performance.

Contact Aluframes Direct for Low Maintenance Windows

Cleaning your windows is an important part of home maintenance that can enhance the appearance of your home and prolong the lifespan of your windows. By following these simple steps, you can achieve spotless and sparkling windows that allow more natural light to enter your home.

At Aluframes Direct, we offer high-quality aluminium windows, bifold doors, and other home improvement products. With years of industry experience, fast lead times, and a wide range of bespoke, made-to-measure designs, we are a trusted supplier for both trade companies and homeowners. Call us at 0800 689 1289 or use our contact form to speak to our friendly team and learn more about our products. Get a free personalised quote with our online quoting engine.

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