Spring Door and Window Cleaning Tips for Homeowners

Spring Door and Window Cleaning Tips for Homeowners

April 04, 2024

As open window season is almost here, let’s take action to ensure your doors and windows are sparkling clean! Beyond the aesthetic benefits, clean windows and doors mean better energy efficiency and longevity. This guide will give you some door and window cleaning tips and tricks to ensure your home looks and functions at its best.

What You’ll Need

Before diving into the cleaning process, it’s essential to have the right tools on hand. For an effective and efficient cleaning session, here is what you will need:

  • A soft-bristled brush or vacuum with a brush attachment for dust removal.
  • Mild, soapy water or a vinegar-based solution for a streak-free shine.
  • Window squeegee.
  • Soft cloths or microfiber towels.

Cleaning Your Windows and Doors

Start with the Frames and Sills

Begin by dusting or vacuuming the frames and sills to remove any debris. Use a soft cloth dipped in soapy water or your vinegar solution to wipe them down gently, paying extra attention to corners and crevices where dirt tends to accumulate.

Glass Cleaning

For the glass, a solution of one part white vinegar to one part water works wonders for leaving a streak-free finish. Spray the solution onto the glass and use a squeegee for a smooth, clean surface, wiping the edges with a soft cloth. Once you get started on the exterior windows, use a hose first to remove most of the dirt before applying your cleaning solution.

Screen Care

If your windows have screens, gently remove and wash them with a mild soap solution. Be sure to rinse thoroughly and allow them to dry completely before reinstalling. This keeps your windows looking clear and improves indoor air quality.

Door Cleaning

Similarly, doors, especially glass patio doors, follow the same procedure as window glass. Now, moving on to solid doors, use a damp cloth with soapy water to wipe down both sides and don’t forget to clean the door handles.

Happy Spring Cleaning!

Spring door and window cleaning boosts your home’s curb appeal, functionality, and efficiency. Now that you are equipped with these tips, you can enjoy the beauty of spring both inside and out. Remember, if you encounter any issues or decide it’s time for an upgrade, our team is here to provide expert advice and installation services. Refresh, renew and enjoy the new season with crystal-clear windows and pristine doors.

Hear From Our Customers

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

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