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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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