Did you know that regularly cleaning your exterior windows not only improves the appearance but also increases the life span of your windows? Having dirty exterior windows can be much worse than you think.
The build-up of everyday dirt and other contaminants accumulated over some time can actually degrade your glass and panels, which may result in your windows needing to be replaced.
So, with that in mind, we have put together 8 of the best ways to clean your exterior windows. This will help to maximise their life expectancy and keep them looking both streak-free and gleaming throughout the year.
Our Top Tips On How To Clean Exterior Windows
We love a clean window, so check out some of our top tips and methods on how you can keep those windows clean.
1. Hire a Professional Window Cleaner
It will probably come as no surprise that, undoubtedly, in our opinion hiring a professional window cleaner is our number one choice for achieving optimal window cleaning results.
Here at Far Reach Window Cleaning Services, we pride ourselves on our exceptionally high standards, reliability and professionalism, providing an affordable window cleaning service in the area of Milton Keynes.
We strive for customer satisfaction every time so let us do the hard work for you!
2. Traditional Vinegar Method
This is a great and effective way to keep your windows looking as good as new. It’s so simple to make, is very low-cost and environmentally friendly too!
You will only need a few things to work with this solution:
- 50% tap water
- 50% distilled vinegar
- A spray bottle
Mix the solution well in the spray bottle; then you’re good to go. Spray onto your glass panel and wipe clean.
3. Washing up liquid
Using a simple solution of warm soapy water can work wonders on your windows. Washing up liquid contains advanced cleaning technology that breaks down dirt and grime, so works perfectly for cleaning your exterior windows, leaving them spotless.
Here is what you will need:
- A bucket
- A squirt of washing up liquid (no particular brand)
Mixed together to create a sud solution, wipe/scrub over your windows and dry with a lint-free cloth…. so simple and easy!
4. Window Vac
Window vacs are handheld, lightweight devices that have been built and designed for convenience and practicality. There are many different models available and can vary in cost and size. Another benefit of the window vac is it can be used to get rid of condensation around your home. Window Vacs are fairly easy to get your hands on and can be purchased from a range of online retailers or hardware stores.
5. Window Robot
Window robots (also known as Robovacs) are one of the fastest and simplest devices that can be used to clean your exterior windows. They can be quite costly but are a great addition for keeping your windows clean. Devices usually come with a manufacturers warranty so it may be well worth the investment.
They work by using a motor-powered suction and automatically clean your windows at the touch of a button, which also means it reaches all those areas you may not be able to. Let the robot do its work, sit back and relax, knowing you’ll have clean windows in a few minutes.
Squeegees usually have a rubber base and are used to remove soapy solutions from glass surfaces. They can be quite tricky to use so you may need to get some practice in beforehand to obtain the best results. For prevention of streaks, you’ll need to make sure the top end of the squeegee stays firmly placed against your window, while dragging from side to side in a horizontal direction. There are an array of different squeegees available varying in price and design.
7. Shop Bought Window Cleaner
Many window cleaning solutions you can purchase contain chemicals. If you are set on buying these products, we would recommend it’s best to make sure that the solution you choose is ph-neutral and doesn’t contain any ammonia. Ammonia can be damaging to your windows and pose a risk to your health. There are so many different products available that can be found at most supermarkets but please ALWAYS be sure to follow the manufactures guidelines lines when using any chemicals to ensure safety at all times.
8. Magnetic Window Cleaner
Double-sided magnetic window cleaners could make the process of cleaning your windows easier and safer without the use of ladders. By placing one of the magnets on the inside of your window and the other on the outside, they both attach and lock together, allowing you to clean your windows effortlessly.
Have Any Cleaning Solutions?
Do you have any other useful tips on how to clean the exterior windows that we haven’t mentioned in today’s post? If so, then please feel free to get in touch, we would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. 😁