Why do you need a Regular Window Cleaning?
A regular window cleaning schedule is actually one of the best ways to maintain your biggest investment, your home. Did you know that window restoration can cost in the ballpark of 50-100 dollars per window? Some of the homes we have done in the past years have over 100 Windows, that’s 5000-10000 dollars in restoration costs. Wow, I could think of a lot of great things to do with my 10000 dollars. I suppose we should start with a simple explanation of what happens to windows in order for them to need restoration.
- Tarnished from salts
Glass is made up of a compound called silicon dioxide. It’s texture is porous. It can be either hydroponic or hydrophilic. When rain falls onto the glass the minerals which are in the rain water, collect in these pores. When the water finally evaporates, the minerals stay trapped in the pores. Heat from the sun excites the electrons in those minerals and over time they begin to bond to the glass, tarnishing and staining the glass. The fact is most homeowners don’t even realize that this is happening. Also we have found that almost 65% of all jobs we do have sons signs of staining.
How long does it take for windows to become damaged?
It doesn’t take as long as I first thought. The truth is this process is happening right now. As time goes on conditions get worse, especially here in New England. After discussing the challenges of staining with many of the manufacturing representatives from Ansderson Windows and Doors to Marvin, the suggestion they have is always the same. A regular window cleaning schedule. Anderson recommends a regular cleaning be done every 6-8 months. This is similar for most manufactures.
Please save your windows. Cleaning your windows can be easy a
Especially for trained professional like us. We can have them cleaned and sparkling in as little as a couple of hours.
It’s going to save you a ton of money, and you will enjoy your home so much more when it’s clean and sparkling.