Vinyl windows are meant to be low-maintenance, but they still need a good washing now and again. The filth that seems to find its way everywhere, may leave your windows smeared with grime and debris. When the weather is nice, the last thing you want to do is go outside and clean your windows.
But it pays off in the long term. Here are some of our finest techniques for cleaning vinyl window frames and keeping them spotless. If you have questions, or would like a quote to learn how much it will cost you to replace your windows with vinyl windows, contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 for help.
Cleaning vinyl windows on the outside
Cleaning the exterior of vinyl window frames would instantly improve curb appeal and wow passers-by caught in traffic. Mix 1-1/2 cups distilled white vinegar with one gallon of warm water (pro tip: add the juice of half a lemon to disguise the vinegar odor) or a teaspoon of mild soap in a gallon of warm water to make a basic cleaning solution.
Clean the exterior of the windows with water to remove the dirt that has accumulated around the edges. Rinse the windows and then apply the cleaning solution to the glass and frames. Then wipe the windows with a gentle sponge or a lint-free cloth.
If you’re using a soapy solution, rinse the windows again to avoid soap scum drying on them, then dry the glass with a lint-free towel. If you used vinegar, dry the windows with a cloth to get new-looking windows.
Cleaning vinyl windows on the inside
Before you deep clean the inside of your windows, you’ll want to remove any dirt and debris from the frame, tracks, and screen. To remove dust and dirt from the window, use your vacuum. If there’s a lot of junk on the windowsill, your windows may require weather stripping or sealing, which will prevent the cold air (and filth) from going through.
Cleaning wipes work great for getting into the corners of vinyl window tracks while cleaning them. Run wipes up and down the rails to get rid of all the grime, dirt, and dust.
You may clean the interior of the window with the same cleaning solution as the outside. It’s simple to clean vinyl window frames inside your home. Working from the top down, apply your soap or vinegar solution to the window frame. You won’t unintentionally leak on places you’ve previously cleaned this way.
Cleaning the window with a little elbow grease may help you eliminate grime and debris without harming the frames. Scrub the area with a soft-bristled cleaning brush if you come across a persistent stain.
If you are in need of replacement doors or windows, contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 to learn how we can help.