Wide replacement windows with unobstructed views and freshly-cleaned glass can be a great centerpiece of any living room. With Renewal by Andersen® of Northwest Ohio, you can expect only the best quality replacement window products to frame gorgeous views of the outdoors. However, they do need occasional cleanups to maintain their clarity and beauty.
Cleaning a Renewal by Andersen replacement window is fairly simple and easy to do with the right tools and materials, although you might want to steer clear of these common cleaning mistakes to keep your windows looking good for longer.
Using the Wrong Tools
Only use a non-abrasive microfiber cloth or a soft sponge to lather up the glass of your replacement windows with soap and water. Never use a hard scraper or a piece of newspaper as this can create microscopic scratches that build up and worsen over time. You can clear up the lather using a squeegee or another dry microfiber towel.
Using the Wrong Cleaning Solution
Tap water might sound like a safe alternative for expensive window cleaning solutions but experts advise against it. Regular tap water can contain minerals which can cause scaling (calcium carbonate deposits) on the glass. When using cleaning solutions, ordinary soap and water is generally fine however, if you choose to use other chemicals, avoid harsh substances that might damage the special Low-E4 glass coating on your Renewal by Andersen replacement windows.
Cleaning Everything in One Go
As tempting as it sounds, try not to apply cleaning solution on all windows before rinsing it off. The long wait time can evaporate the solution, leaving behind a soapy residue on the glass surface. Instead, wash replacement windows one at a time, lathering and rinsing everything up as you go.
At Renewal by Andersen of Northwest Ohio, we are your leading local provider of high-performance windows and doors, as well as installation and replacement services. Give us a call at (419) 931-6970 or fill out our contact form to schedule an in-home consultation and get a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Sylvania, Perrysburg, and Bowling Green, OH, and other nearby areas.