Clean Double Pane Windows in 3 Steps

Double pane windows are a fantastic innovation that allows homeowners to experience greater energy efficiency and fewer drafts. But as windows age, you may find that your double pane windows get dirty or foggy, making for an unsightly view of the outside world. Here are some tips to help you thoroughly clean your double pane windows

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Step 1: Regular Washing

Regular maintenance of your windows is absolutely essential to maintaining a beautiful, streak-free shine. Washing windows regularly will help to keep them clean in the short term, but will also help to avoid that dull, scratched look that develops with dirt and dust buildup. Simply spray your windows with your garden hose, or hand-clean with a cloth and spray solution. Be sure to wash your windows on a cloudy day to prevent water and window solution from evaporating too quickly.

Step 2: Polishing Your Windows

In addition to regular washing, you may want to take a few extra steps to really bring your windows back to a like-new condition. Many household items can actually help you accomplish this. Toothpaste can be used to buff away scratch marks from dust and debris. For the best shine when cleaning or polishing your windows, use a material that minimizes lint, such as a washed cotton T-shirt, cloth diapers, or a blackboard eraser.

Step 3: Un-Fogging The Panes

Finally, you may want to try removing the condensation buildup in your double pane window. To do this, drill two holes into the window panes—one in a top corner and one in the bottom corner on the opposite side. These holes will allow the moisture fogging up your windows to escape. However, this process will also release any remaining gas between the panes that prevents heat transfer. When condensation begins to occur, replacement vinyl windows may be the best option for energy efficiency and comfort.

When your windows get too dirty or foggy to stand, contact the window experts at Window World  Orlando. We serve Central Florida with the very best replacement window installation services available. To get started today, call (321) 282-6200. 

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