As the weather cools off and you start to prepare your home for winter, fall is the perfect time to clean your windows to extend their longevity.
It’s important to have your windows cleaned regularly, and fall offers the ideal temperatures and circumstances to do so. Continue reading to learn four more reasons why it’s a great idea to clean your windows before winter hits.
1. Save on Your Heating Bill
Everyone likes to save money, so here’s an easy way to put a few extra dollars in your pocket during the cold winter months. Windows are the biggest source of heat loss in your home. In winter, dirty windows can prevent sunlight from piercing through to heat your home. If you’ve noticed a pattern of hefty utility bills during the winter season, prioritize giving your windows a good scrub soon.
2. Glass Protection
One of the best ways to protect your windows is by cleaning them consistently. Grime damages the structural integrity of the glass piece, making it brittle and fragile. Here are a few other ways you can protect your window panes:
- Apply security window film
- Retrofit the panes with laminated safety glass
- Install storm shutters
- If you live in a hurricane zone, utilize hurricane fabric
3. Help Your Windows Last Longer
Regularly cleaning your windows extends the life of your glass and safeguards your investment. Windows are constantly bombarded with dust, dirt, water, and other debris from various forms of weather. These elements eventually build up, causing the glass to scratch and degrade. Washing your windows in the fall will remove hard water damage and decrease the chances of cracking.
4. Welcoming Appearance
You know it’s time to clean your windows if you can’t see clearly outside. Views are meant to be enjoyed, so if grime and dirt are preventing you from doing so, it’s time to remedy that. Clean windows improve your home’s curb appeal, increase its value, and lift your spirits. A crystal-clear view can easily be achieved by following these steps:
- Use a dry microfiber cloth to dust the glass from top to bottom
- Spray the window thoroughly with glass cleaner
- Using a lint-free towel, dry the window in a side-to-side motion
- Rinse each window with a hose
- Go over the glass surface with a microfiber cloth
- Spray with glass cleaner
- Wipe the window dry from top to bottom using a rubber-bladed squeegee
Choose Murray Glass for Window Repair and Replacement Services
As you clean your windows this fall, contact Murray Glass if you notice any cracks or leaks that need to be addressed. Additionally, if you’re looking to switch out any panes or install a new accent window, our experts do it all. We’re transparent, efficient, and always work within your budget, making us the best glass repair and replacement service in Northern Utah.
We service Salt Lake City, Utah, and the surrounding areas, including Layton, Park City, Sandy, West Valley, Tooele, Draper, and more! Contact us today to schedule a free consultation for all of your custom glass needs.