These low-maintenance windows still need some love when spring cleaning comes around. Vinyl windows are a favorite for homeowners all over Jacksonville. From their affordable price tag to their ease of maintenance, it’s a no-brainer why so many people gravitate toward this option. Whether you just installed new vinyl windows or you’ve had them for years, we’re here with the best tips on how to keep them clean.

How to Clean the Interior of Your Vinyl Windows

You must remove all dirt and debris build-up before you even dig into the deep clean. Pay close attention to the tracks, frame and screen first. Use cleaning wipes or a damp paper towel to remove dirt before moving to a stronger cleaning solution.


Once your windows are wiped down, make a sudsy mix of soap, vinegar and warm water. Use a cloth to work from the top of the window down to the bottom to prevent streaks. Go back over the wet areas with a dry squeegee for a final touch of cleanliness.


Important factors to keep in mind:


– Don’t clean your windows during hours of direct sunlight. The sun will quickly dry the cleaning solution, leaving visible streaks.

– If your windows still look dirty or murky after you deep clean, you may need to consider replacement windows.

How to Clean the Exterior of Your Vinyl Windows

Homeowners are more prone to clean window interiors than exteriors. If you live in a multi-story home, it may be best to leave the exterior cleaning of your vinyl windows to the pros. If you do want to do this task yourself, it’s important to prioritize your safety.


First, make our team’s favorite at-home cleaning solution. Combine 1 gallon of warm water with 1 ½ cups of distilled white vinegar and the juice of half a lemon. If the vinegar smell is too strong for you, mix in a couple of tablespoons of mild soap.


Saturate the windows in clean, warm water. Go back over every window pane with the cleaning solution and a damp rag. Rinse the windows one more time with clean water, then finish things up with a dry towel.


Important factors to keep in mind:


– Many cleaning companies around Jacksonville offer affordable exterior window cleaning services. Don’t risk an injury to reach the outside of your windows.

– Complete exterior cleaning tasks on an overcast day to avoid fast-drying from the sunlight.

Trust American Window Products to Keep Your Home Clean and Up-to-Date

We’re not only your source for new windows and doors, but it’s our job to keep you informed on proper maintenance. It’s easy to overlook the need to deep clean your vinyl windows. If you find this task at the bottom of your to-do list, we challenge you to reprioritize. Windows are one of the smartest investments you can make in your home, and keeping them clean prolongs their lifespan.


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– Jason M., 5-Star Google Review

Do you have any maintenance questions or think you might be in the market for new windows? Contact the American Window Products professionals today.