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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.


"Quality product, quality workmanship. Everyone I interacted with at Renewal by Andersen of SW Missouri had pride in their work from sales to financing to project oversight to installation. It must be a great company to work for because that shows in the professionalism of the staff. Best of all, they want happy customers and go out of their way to make sure that happens. Yes, I love my windows (but I knew I would--it's a great product). Friendly, helpful, easy financing, and yes--they pass costs on to the customer for this, but it meant that I was able to get the windows I wanted and needed for my creaky, lopsided old house. Couldn't be more pleased."

Aug 11, 2023

"The company representative who met with me initially was very direct, told me how the process would go, explained about why Anderson windows are of such good quality and how they stand by their products and their workmanship. My 3 windows arrived when they said they would, & the men who installed them were very professional, polite, & efficient. They showed me how the windows work and left the room as tidy as it was before they did the installation."

Judith Peavey
Aug 14, 2023

"We just had our windows done by Renewal. They kept us informed about the progress of manafucture & installed at the approximate date. Good qualtity & if you didn't know that there were screens on the windows you would think they were missing. Very clear view. Great in this hot weather, the house stays cool."

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Aug 22, 2023

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