Cleaning your windows can be a tiresome chore. It can be tricky to remove those stubborn streaks from the exterior and interior glass, especially if you are using conventional cleaning products. To help you achieve great-looking windows, you might want to look at some of these lesser-known tips from your local window and roofing installation pros.
Don’t Work on a Sunny Day
Direct sunlight can cause your cleaner to dry quickly before it can be properly washed away. This can lead to streaks that can be hard to remove. For this task, choose a day when the sun is not exceptionally bright and is covered by clouds. The reduced glare from overcast skies allows you to detect those stubborn streaks.
Create Your Soap
Instead of commercial cleaners, why not make your cleaning solution? Combine water and dish soap, which is tough enough to cut through the dirt and grime of your windows. The good thing about this is that the mixture won’t leave a residue.
Repel Moisture from Your Windows
Residential roofing contractors know too well the effects of moisture to your home’s components. If you want to protect your windows from rain, you may want to invest in a specialty spray product that repels water. When applied, water beads up and rolls off windows with ease.
Add More Cleaning Supplies
Consider separate window cleaning tools—one for the window’s exterior and another for the interior. Both sides will be dirty over time, but the exterior accumulates more than just dust and debris. Pollen and bird droppings are likely to happen, so you’ll want to have extra cleaning materials.
Creative Construction Group is more than just a residential roofing company. We also offer other home improvement services, including window replacement. Our windows from Chicago-based manufacturer Advanced Window Corp. come in a variety of styles, colors and features. They can be custom-made to fit your existing openings.
Call us at (815) 459-1750 or fill out our contact form to request a free no-obligation quote. Our Illinois service areas include Crystal Lake, IL, and the surrounding areas.