Vinyl windows, celebrated for their low upkeep, occasionally need a thorough cleaning to keep their shine. Over time, various elements, including California’s distinctive dust and debris, can dull their sparkle. When sunny days beckon, it might seem tedious to spare time for window cleaning.
Yet, a little effort can bring enduring rewards. Here’s a guide to rejuvenating your vinyl window frames. Should queries arise, or if you’re contemplating upgrading to vinyl windows, connect with Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200.
Refreshing Your Vinyl Windows Externally
Brightening the outside of your vinyl windows can give your home an instantaneous facelift, turning heads of those strolling by. For a homemade cleaning concoction, combine 1-1/2 cups of distilled white vinegar with a gallon of tepid water. To counteract the pungent vinegar scent, consider adding a splash of lemon juice. Alternatively, blend a smidgen of gentle detergent in a gallon of water.
Initiate the cleaning by rinsing the window surface to dislodge settled dirt. Subsequently, introduce your cleaning mixture to both the glass and the frames, gently scrubbing with a soft sponge or utilizing a lint-free rag.
For those leaning towards the detergent mixture, an additional rinse is vital to prevent dried streaks or marks. On completing the rinse, pat the glass dry with a lint-free cloth. For those using the vinegar mix, a simple wipe-down should reveal glistening windows.
Revitalizing Vinyl Windows Internally
Commence the internal cleaning process by clearing off accumulated dirt from the frame, tracks, and screen. A vacuum comes in handy for this preliminary sweep. If you observe excessive debris accumulation, especially on the windowsill, it could hint at the need for weatherproofing measures. Ensuring proper sealing can barricade both cold drafts and unwelcome dirt.
For meticulous cleaning, especially in the nooks and crannies of vinyl window tracks, cleaning wipes prove invaluable. Navigate these wipes through the tracks, ensuring all embedded dirt and dust are captured.
The inside window frame cleaning doesn’t deviate much from the external process. Apply your chosen cleaning mixture, starting from the top and progressing downwards. This systematic approach ensures you avoid dripping on already cleaned sections.
In instances of stubborn spots, a gentle scrub using a soft-bristled brush can make a difference, ensuring that your frames remain untarnished.
Should your home require a revamp with replacement doors or windows, feel free to reach out to Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200. We’re here to assist!