Clean windows ensure your home’s exterior stays visually appealing while also preventing damage to the glass panes. But even if you choose to take your time with the predictable summer weather, would cleaning them once in a while be enough for your home? Depending on where you live, it may not be enough.
Window Cleaning Considerations
Before you do anything, always check the local weather conditions in your area to determine if the weather is ideal for cleaning. Cleaning can be done occasionally if you don’t live close to a construction site or production facility. They also only need to be cleaned professionally once or twice a year if you get an average amount of rainfall in your area. However, if you’re particular about your home’s exterior appearance or live near an urban area, you might need to clean your windows more often in a year.
If you live in an area that gets a steady rainy season each year, get your windows professionally cleaned before it begins. This is to eliminate any dust and dirt buildup that can cause damage to the glass. After the rainy season, consider getting another professional window cleaning to thoroughly remove the acid rain and other accumulated debris.
Why Cleaning Windows Is Necessary
Windows can collect dust, dirt and debris over time if they’re not cleaned routinely. It may not be apparent at first, but this will gradually cause visibility issues which can affect the view of your surrounding landscape. This can also affect how much natural light gets into your home and you may end up using your artificial lighting before you realize it. Windows are supposed to bring in more natural light during the daytime and help lower your monthly energy bills, but if they’re not cleaned properly, the dirt makes this almost impossible to achieve.
Dirt and debris on the windows make the glass panes more fragile while also attracting spiders and other small insects. When spiders form cobwebs, they’ll attract more dust and bugs, which can slowly affect the window’s performance against the outdoor elements. If you don’t clean your windows regularly, you may end up with air leaks, drafts and even a premature replacement.
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