Installing Better Glass In Your Home

A few months ago, I realized that I really needed to update our windows and a few other glass fixtures around the house. I started searching for a great glass shop in the area, and I was able to find a place that I felt really good about. I worked with them to replace our mirrors, our glass shower enclosures, and our windows. When we were finished, our house looked and felt brand new on the inside and the outside. I was really impressed with how much of a difference those changes made. This blog is all about installing better glass in your home.

Need to Clean Your Entire Windows? Here Are 3 Steps for Getting the Job Done


When you clean your windows this summer, it is important that you clean your entire window, not just the glass. Here are three steps that will help you get your entire window cleaned all in one go, not just the glass.

#1 Clean Out the Window Sill

The sill runs across the bottom part of your window and is where the glass part of your window meets with the window frame. It is generally one of the parts of your window that can get the dirtiest, as water from outside generally collects here, as well as dirt and sometimes even bugs.

Start by using a vacuum to clean up all the loose dirt and debris that is in the window sill. Then, use some soapy water and a sponge to clean up and remove the rest of the dirt. Pour clean water into the sill; there should be vents that allow the water to pour out. This will get rid of any dirt that is inside of that area of your window sill.

#2 Wipe Down the Frame

Next, you are going to want to clean the frame around your window inside and out. To effectively clean the frame, you'll want to open and close the window so you can get to all the interior parts of the frame.

To clean the frame, you should start at the top and work your way down the sides to the bottom. You can use a cloth that is dipped in some warm water and dish soap or you can use a cleaning wipe.

If you have weather stripping around your window, you can clean that as well. Cleaning the weather stripping will not degrade the quality of the weather stripping.

#3 Finish With the Glass

Finally, you should clean the glass on your windows. The best glass cleaner can be made at home using equal parts of rubbing alcohol and water. You can add a little bit of vinegar in there are well. Put this cleaner inside of a spray bottle and spray it onto your windows. Then, clean the window with newspaper to get rid of the cleaner and make your windows shine. Finally, on the outside of your home, apply some type of rain repellent to your windows; this will help prevent them from getting streaks on them from rain and moisture.

When you clean your windows, be sure to clean the entire window, starting with the sill and the frame and ending with the glass. For more information, contact a glass company.


13 July 2017