Spring is a good time to do your window cleaning. Luckily, vinyl windows are easy to clean and maintain. Windows by Toll, a trusted provider of replacement doors and windows, shares some tips below.

How to Maintain Your Vinyl Windows in Spring 1


How to Clean the Outside of Your Window

A clean window can make a big difference to your home’s curb appeal. But apart from that, it is also important in ensuring the longevity of your vinyl windows. Check out these steps on how you can effectively clean your vinyl windows:

  1. A cleaning solution of one and a half cup of distilled white vinegar and one gallon of warm water can be used to clean the exterior of your window. If you don’t want to work with the smell of vinegar, you can use a teaspoon of mild soap as an alternative.

  2. Rinse your windows with water in order to soften the dirt and debris, making their removal easier.

  3. Use the cleaning solution on the glass and frames. Wipe these parts with a sponge or lint-free cloth.

  4. If you’re using the soap solution, make sure that the windows are thoroughly rinsed so as to prevent soap scum from drying your windows.

How to Clean the Inside of Your Window

Ensure that the inside of your window is cleaned as well. A dirty window can lead to a variety of problems that may force you to purchase replacement windows. Follow these tips for a thorough clean:

  1. Check the frame, tracks and screen. Look out for damage or minor issues and carry out repairs as needed.

  2. Clean up the dirt and debris in all the components of your window. If there is excessive dirt along the windowsill, you may have to secure new weatherstripping or sealing.

  3. You can use the same cleaning solution that you used for the exterior. Observe the same dos and don’ts to ensure proper cleaning.

Windows by Toll is a local company that specializes in replacing windows. We carry out jobs to a high standard, so you can rest assured of quality results at the end of your project. Call us at (203) 580-9945 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.