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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.


"Excellent service and product! They checked in with me every few weeks while we were waiting for the order. I was impressed with Sam, who measured my windows and headed the installation crew. He was respectful and patient with his team. They cleaned up after themselves. Before the new windows I had huge windows that didn’t open. Now I feel much safer and get better temperatures in those rooms."

Kimberly Kester
Jul 18, 2022

"My experience with Anderson Renewal was amazing! From the first meeting with Miranda to choose my windows and doors to the installation provided by Tim and his crew was a pleasure! I just bought a home built in the 1960's that needed new windows and a new double front door with sidelights. As everyone knows Anderson Windows are great, but it was the people I interacted with from Anderson that made it such a great experience. It took three days for the windows and door to be installed and they "worked" every minute they were here. My huge front door took most of the day to install because they had to put in a new header and other improvements to make it fit! They even put up new drywall on the inside. Many people in the neighborhood have stopped by to comment on my beautiful front door! I think the crew left my house cleaner than it was before they started! Constantly cleaning up after themselves. I am thrilled with my windows and feel lucky to have met the team at Anderson."

Kimberly Wilson
Jul 17, 2022

"Very professional staff . No pressure sales. The job they do is neat and clean, no cleanup left for the owner. Communication is great. Always informed on the status of of your product, AND the tin of cookies you receive afterwards is a pleasant plus."

Peggy Spivy Morse
Jul 13, 2022

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