Cleaning the Exterior of Your Vinyl Windows
Mix 1-1/2 cups of distilled white vinegar with one gallon of warm water to create a simple cleaning solution. You can also mix a teaspoon of mild soap in a gallon of warm water. Then, rinse the outside of the windows with water to dislodge dirt and debris. Once the windows have been rinsed, apply the cleaning solution to the glass and frames. We recommend using a soft sponge or a lint-free cloth to clean the vinyl windows.
If you’re using a soapy solution, be sure to rinse the windows again to prevent soap scum from drying on your windows. If you’ve chosen the vinegar solution, simply dry the windows with a cloth and they'll look good as new!
Cleaning the Interior of Your Vinyl Windows
Before cleaning your window, use a vacuum or dust rag to remove dirt and debris. If you notice a lot of debris, it might be a sign that your weatherstripping needs to be replaced, as it prevents air and dirt from outside from entering your home.
Once the debris has been removed, use cleaning wipes to clean the tracks of your windows. Then, use your cleaning solution to clean the inside of the windows. Start from the top and work your way down to ensure dirty water doesn't drip. If you encounter a stubborn stain, scrub the area with a soft-bristled cleaning brush. A squeegee or a lint-free cloth will work to clean your window frames; however, we do not recommend using paper towels, as they leave lint particles on your glass.
What if My Vinyl Windows Still Look Dirty?
If your windows still look dirty and dingy after being cleaned, it might be time to replace them. Window Nation offers high-quality vinyl windows to fit your home's needs. Contact us today to get a free estimate for replacement windows.