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How to Clean High Windows

There’s nothing better than looking out into the world through clear and unobstructed windows, and the best way to get this is to keep your glazing clean at all times. Unfortunately, even the best replacement windows can gather dust and dirt over time, which means you want to keep up with regular cleaning sessions. This is fairly easy with most styles of windows because they’re often within arm’s reach. High windows, on the other hand, are a completely different story.

Here are a few important pointers to keep in mind when you’re up near the ceiling wiping away oil and grime from your high windows.

Let the Pros Do It

Today, you can find cleaning services just as easy as finding residential window replacement companies. Getting up heights can carry its own set of risks, and fully cleaning all the windows in your home is something that would usually take all day. The easiest way to get it done is by simply hiring a cleaning service to do it for you.

Mind the Height

Follow all ladder safety precautions to avoid any accidents. Reinforce the foot of your ladder with wooden blocks to prevent them from sliding away from a wall. Never rest the ladder directly on the glass. Wear comfortable shoes with good traction, and keep hoses or gadgets with cords away when getting on or off the steps.

Pre-Clean the Windows

As the top window company in the country, our glazing options are designed to withstand plenty of abuse. However, it’s still important to note that you’re cleaning a glass surface so it pays to be a little careful to avoid any cracking or breaking. You can use a soap-water mix or a store-bought window cleaner, but always pair it with a non-abrasive microfiber cloth for best results.

Our replacement window products at Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri are designed for easy maintenance and cleaning. Give us a call at (417) 351-2801, or fill out our contact form to schedule an in-home consultation and request a free estimate on new installations today.


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Kevin Sweetin
Feb 28, 2024

"I just bought my first house. My patio sliding door was rotten. So, I needed it to replace it. Renewal by Anderson of Southern Missouri listened to what I wanted and delivered it. They did a fantastic job of installing and cleaning up afterwards. They did it even in freezing rain that day I was scheduled to have it replaced. They even had a follow-up to check things out and do the touch ups. I'm amazed at there work. Great job Renewal by Anderson."

DKay Mikel
Feb 9, 2024

"On Feb 1,2024 my husband and I selected Renewel by Andersen for windows for our entire house. It made our house more beautiful with the picture windows. Made the outside more attractive, and on the inside. We did 14 windows. We had 4 men come to do the job in 1 day And they were very friendly, efficient,fast and cleaned up inside and outside perfectly. And most importantly we noticed the heating furnace runs less,therefore saving us money on our gas bill. We live in SW Missouri. We recommend anyone who wants to replace windows in their home to pick Renewal by Andersen. Sincerely, Darius and Nancy Durman"

Nancy Durman
Feb 7, 2024

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