How to Clean House Windows for Maximum Curb Appeal
Nothing says clean house quite like sparkling, clear windows. Windows may be the way to look into or out of your house and home, but don’t overlook them as one of the best ways to add curb appeal to your home. Ideally a homeowner should clean their windows at least twice a year to keep your windows in top form.
A lot of people clean windows the wrong way, using paper towels, spray cleaner, and a lot of extra elbow grease. When you clean up this way, you just get a lot of wadded up bits of paper and static electricity which attracts dust and dirt. It isn’t long before you need a new cleaning when you use this method.
Cleaning house windows is much easier than you think. All you need is dish soap, water, a chamois, bucket, strip applicator, squeegee, and some old cotton rags. Mix a few drops of dish soap into a bucket full of water. Dip the strip applicator in the soapy water and clean the whole window, getting it nice and soapy. Remove the soap suds from the window by applying a squeegee in a reverse S pattern, cleaning the squeegee with a cloth rag after each turn. Use a chamois to remove any moisture and clean up any last bits of water with a rag.
While you are cleaning windows is a good time to consider the condition of your windows. Are they insulating the house well and lowering your utility bills? Are there any cracks that you have come across in the glass, or are any of the panes warping? If you find that you need replacement windows, call the professionals at Window Factory Direct.