How To Keep Your Double Hung Replacement Windows Clean

The brand new double hung replacement windows on your Winnipeg, MB home are mostly likely making your house more comfortable, safe, energy efficient and stylish. However, without the proper care, your windows won’t be able to do so forever.  

The only way to keep your replacement windows at optimum function and appearance for their full life span is to do some regular maintenance and cleaning. Cleaning double hung windows might sound hard or overwhelming, but it’s a lot easier if you just follow this step-by-step guide:  

  1. Unlock all of the windows by moving the bottom sash latches inwards.  
  2. Start at one window, and raise its bottom sash six to eight inches up. 
  3. Find the tilt hatches on the bottom sash, and pull them inwards as if you were trying to have the hatches meet in the middle of the window. 
  4. Gently tilt the window forwards towards the inside of your house. The goal is to get the window to be flat, at an almost 90 degree angle. However, you need to be careful that you don’t tilt the window too far, so it’s important to go slowly.  
  5. Slide the top sash downwards for six to eight inches.  
  6. Find the tilt hatches on the window’s top sash and move them inwards, just like you did on the bottom sash. 
  7. Just like you did on the bottom sash, slowly and gently tilt the window forwards towards the inside of your house. The goal is to get the window to be flat, at an almost 90 degree angle. Don’t tilt it too far.  
  8. You’re ready to start cleaning!  
  9. Begin with the top sash, cleaning from the interior to the exterior.  
  10. Once you’ve cleaned the interior, slide the top sash back into its frame to clean the exterior of the window.  
  11. Clean the bottom sash, again starting with the interior.  
  12. Move the bottom sash back into place, and clean the exterior of the bottom sash.  
  13. Replace the sash back in its frame.  
  14. Put the sash back into the lift rail and close the window. Be careful not to close the window from the top to avoid damaging it.  

Use a magic eraser for vinyl window frames, and soft clothes and wood polish for wooden window frames. You can use standard window and glass cleaners like Windex or vinegar to clean the window’s glass panes. However, be careful to only use those solutions on the glass.  

Keep your replacement windows looking great and working well for many years to come by cleaning them with the above 14 steps. If you need more help cleaning your windows, or have general questions about Winnipeg, MB replacement windows, Pioneer Window & Door Mfg Ltd is ready to help you out. Please pay us a visit at 8 Fast Lane Headingley, MB, R4H 0C5, or give us a call at (204) 889-8422 to learn more about what we can do for you and your windows.