Shedding Some Light On Windows!

Shedding Some Light On Windows!

Just Got Vinyl Windows? Know How To Clean Them

Arthur Menard

Getting new windows for your home can be exciting.  Your house will now look great with the old windows gone, and you will certainly want to keep it looking that way.  Keeping good looking windows starts with knowing how to clean them, and if you are new to vinyl windows, you'll need to know how to do it on your own.

Tools & Materials

You'll need the following items before you can get to work:

  • Garden hose
  • Spray nozzle attachment
  • Two 1-gallon buckets
  • Safety goggle
  • Rubber gloves
  • Warm water (1 cup)
  • Borax (2 cups)
  • Distilled white viengar (2 cups)
  • Tea Tree oil (5 tbsp.)
  • Mop

The combination of white vinegar and borax will be very effective when it comes to killing mold and removing dirt on your windows.  Just be sure to wear safety goggles and rubber gloves so that your eyes and skin do not become irritated.

Cleaning The Siding

Start by spraying down the vinyl siding using the garden hose and spray nozzle.  While you can also use a power washer, it is not always necessary if you have the right kind of nozzle. You want the water pressure to be on a forceful stream so that it can remove the excess dirt at the same time.  Once the siding is covered, put on the safety gear to get started.

Combine the borax, vinegar, and water into your bucket, and let it sit until all the ingredients have dissolved.  This could take about half an hour. Then add your tea tree oil to your cleaning solution, which should leave behind a residue that helps protect your siding from mold growth in the future.

Soak your mop in the cleaning solution and start scrubbing your vinyl siding. Work your way down from the top so that the cleaning solution runs down the siding as you scrub it.  Allow the cleaning solution to set in for about half an hour so it can penetrate all the dirt on the siding, then rinse it off using a powerful stream of water from your garden hose.

This method is a great way to remove dirt, mold, and mildew from vinyl siding, which will keep it looking great over the years.  If you notice parts of the siding that are damaged and you are unable to clean, reach out to a vinyl siding contractor to perform all of the necessary repairs for you. For more information, contact a business such as Kemp's Windows Inc


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Shedding Some Light On Windows!

When my wife and I were shopping for our first house a couple of years ago, one of the things that we were sure to pay a lot of attention to was the windows. Windows play an important role in the amount of energy your home uses to stay cool in the summer and warm during the winter. Window technology has come a long way in the last couple of decades and having the right windows can save you money on your monthly energy bills. This blog is here to enlighten you on what's out there and what's best for you and your home.