Why Should I wash My windows ?
How often do you wash your windows?
Once a year? Twice a year? Never? You know it is not enough. You are probably sitting at your living room, desk or in your office looking out the window, trying to see if it is a beautiful day and there is a grime. Your view of the world is covered in grime. What is that black stuff anyway?
Clean windows are obviously an important part of home maintenance, but no one likes to do it. Perhaps you wash them a couple of times a year, maybe each spring and fall when the storm windows and screens are being swapped, but it is not enough. Windows should be washed once every month, depending on the surroundings. If you are in a forest, or in a city, consider washing your windows at least once a month. If your house is in a place where dirt and pollen don’t always stick, consider cleaning windows every two or three months.
Why are Clean Windows Important?
The importance of clean your windows should also not be overlooked. Windows allow light into your home which helps heat your home in winter, helps keep electricity bills low as they brighten your home and provide your own little picture boxes of the world. You sit at them to read by natural light, you watch your kids play outside and you place your plants next to them to grow. They brighten the whole house by letting in much more light. They bring warmth to your home in many ways. It makes the whole house look better. For example: Which looks better, a clean car with dirty windows, or a car with clean windows? It’s similar to that.
Over the winter months, road salt gets crushed by cars traveling over it and forms a fine dust. Window cleaning removes that. Acid rain can etch into windows over time if not removed on regular basis in some cases. Regular window cleaning can remove dust and smoke from windows making for easier breathing inside the home.
In resume clean your windows is important for:
- Breathe Healthy and Easier.
- Better View.
- Heat Efficiency.
- Professional Business Image.
Beyond those reasons, the most important reason for glass maintenance is to avoid glass degradation. Glass will over time, became permeated with a variety of contaminants:
- Hard Minerals (from sprinkler systems and building run-off).
- Oxidation (from windows encased in metal frames and screens).
- Acid Rain.
- Sea Spray.
- Over Spray (from paint, chalking, mortar and more).
In most cases Hard Mineral or Hard Water is the biggest threat to most home and business owners. The need for basic glass restoration can be avoided with regular cleaning to exterior window glass surfaces. We recommended no less than two cleanings per year.
Also, it is easy to understand why hard water (rain water run over prefabricated surface, wood stain, painted siding, concrete sealant and deposits minerals and acids from those substances into pores of glass as rain water flows down window glass surface) can damage glass if not maintained on a regular basis.
If you are a home owner or business owner we are sure you appreciate the necessity of protecting your glass investment. Glass left un-maintained over long periods of time may result in permanent damage. When this occur maybe you have to replace the glass and that can be more expensive. It’s on your hands avoid glass degradation and save your money.