The Perfect Window Cleaning Solution

Cleaning Your Window Glass

Looking at the weather for the next week in Madison, we thought it might be a good time to get after those lingering to-dos before old man winter settles in. One thing sure to be on everyone’s list is cleaning your windows and washing your screens. Even new windows need to be cleaned seasonally, especially in time for winter holidays, to insure you’re letting in the most light.

We found a great recipe for a homemade window cleaning concoction at The Frugal Girls blog. Here’s how it’s made:

  • 1 cup Water
  • ¼ cup White Vinegar
  • 2 to 3 drops of Dawn Dish Soap
  • Mix together in an empty spray bottle and start cleaning.

Here’s the link to their recipe: http://thefrugalgirls.com/2010/11/homemade-glass-cleaner.html

Cleaning Your Window Screens

Many windows have screens that accumulate dust or pollen throughout the year. It’s good practice to clean those screens to remove the grime and give you a clearer view. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Remove screens from windows
  • Spray dry screens with a product like Endust and let dry
  • Spray screens with a shower spray from a garden hose
  • Wipe off frames
  • Replace screens in correct windows

One tip for making sure you get the right screen with the right window is using a magic marker to make a small number in the screen track on the window frame with a matching number on the screen frame in a concealed location.

Of course, if you’re tired of dealing with leaky storm windows with 4 sides of glass, we’d love a chance to introduce you to our Restorations windows. They are designed for safe and easy tilt-in cleaning. If you act today to get a replacement project going, you’ll be able to enjoy the fresh, clean look of your new windows all winter!

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