Your windows are your lifeline to the outside world. They allow you to enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your own home, while providing the option for fresh air. It is important that you maintain your windows so that they can give you years of valuable use. When cared for correctly, windows can last a surprisingly long time, but you have to be proactive about it.

The easiest, most inexpensive way to clean your windows is with a simple mixture of vinegar and water. If you are more of the buy-your-products type of person, American Window Products recommends using Hi-Sheen. It is an easy-to-use foam cleanser that allows you to clean the glass without having to worry about any of that annoying rundown that other liquid cleaners cause.

If you have vinyl windows, you need to be a little more cautious with your cleaning. The PVC materials that many vinyl windows are made out of can stain easily, so it is wise to stick with a clean cloth and a little bit of alcohol or mineral spirits to wipe them clean. As with any type of cleaning, you will always want to test out your cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous area first, just to ensure you don’t cause any irreversible damage.

The entire point of windows is to be able to look out them. So keep them clean, and remember it’s always easier to stay on top of it than it is to only clean them once in a while. As long as you put in a little bit of effort, you will be enjoying your windows to the world for many years to come.

American Window Products can help with maintaining your windows, call 904-667-0873.