This spring, it pays to clean your home’s exteriors, especially the windows. The season’s perfect for a thorough spring cleaning, after all, especially after going through the cold winter months. But while most homeowners clean their windows at least once a year, this isn’t always recommended depending on where you live.
By keeping your home’s windows clean, you’ll help them look their best and prevent long-term damage to the glass panes. But how often should you keep your windows clean? Timberland Exteriors shares more insight below.
Why Your Windows Should Be Kept Clean
Over time, your windows will accumulate debris that may cause visibility issues. Apart from affecting outdoor views, harnessing sunlight to brighten up your interiors can be difficult. Windows, after all, minimizes your dependency on artificial lighting during the daytime, which helps lower your monthly energy bills. The accumulation of dirt and debris will also make the glass panes more fragile, shortening their expected lifespan. Dirty windows will also attract small insects, leading to unsightly cobwebs while drawing in more dust and bugs.
Factors to Consider
The frequency of window cleaning depends on several factors, including the local weather conditions. If you get only an average amount of rainfall in your area and don’t live close to a production facility or construction site, you’ll only have to get your windows professionally cleaned once a year. However, window cleaning might be needed more than once, especially if you’re particular about your home’s exterior appearance.
If you live in areas with a steady rainy season, we suggest having your windows cleaned before the season begins. This is to eliminate any dirt buildup on your windows that may already cause damage to the glass. Once the rainy season is over, you can have your windows cleaned again to remove the acid rain, dirt, and other accumulated debris.
For your window needs, turn to Timberland Exteriors. When you work with us, you can expect your home improvement project to be completed with efficiency and workmanship in mind. Give us a call at (651) 439-1760 or (218) 849-6675 to get started. You may also fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in and around St. Paul, MN.