Floor-to-ceiling windows make a stunning impact on any home or business, but you might not know how to care for them properly.
People love floor-to-ceiling windows for their unparalleled views and stunning natural light, but their effect is less striking if they’re not maintained. Caring for these giant windows might seem cumbersome, but with the right tips, you’ll have sparkling glass in no time. Continue reading to learn more!
Cleaning floor-to-ceiling windows can be challenging if height isn’t on your side, so ladders are usually required. When working on a ladder, always prioritize safety first. We recommend placing some anti-slip tape on your ladder’s step to ensure that your feet stay where they’re meant to. Additionally, make sure that it’s set on a firm and level surface.
Work From Top to Bottom
When cleaning floor-to-ceiling windows, we tend to focus on the bottom half of the structure. It’s easy to notice sticky handprints left behind from small children, while the tops of your windows are much easier to ignore. Dirt, dust, and smudges can still occur even if the window tops are entirely out of reach. Work from top to bottom and left to right as you clean to keep your windows sparkling.
Skip the Hose
Most people assume that a quick spray of the hose is enough to remove dirt and grime from their windows, but this will only make things worse. Hose water is usually quite hard, so it tends to leave behind stubborn mineral deposits. Caring for your exterior windows means:
- Rinsing each window with a hose
- Taking a microfiber cloth to the glass surface
- Spraying with glass cleaner
- Wiping the window dry from top to bottom with a rubber-bladed squeegee
Large glass windows are stunning, but they aren’t always the most energy-efficient feature. Caring for your windows is necessary to keep temperatures comfortable and your energy bills low. Seals can warp and shrink over time, letting out precious heat through the winter months and bringing it in during the summer. To remedy this problem, we recommend resealing your windows annually. Airtight windows are the key to energy efficiency. If you have a problem with foggy windows, replacing the seal can also help with this issue.
Let the Professionals Step In
Some jobs are best left up to the experts. If you’re unsure about cleaning your floor-to-ceiling windows, hire a professional window cleaning service to tackle the job. Clean windows are lovely, but your safety is the top priority.
Murray Glass Is Here for You
If you’re ready to make a significant impact in your home or business with floor-to-ceiling windows, the experts at Murray Glass are here to bring your vision to life. We offer a selection of glass and frames from the leading manufacturers, including some of Salt Lake City’s own window gurus.
We service residents and commercial customers in Salt Lake City, Spanish Fork, Ogden, Heber City, Tooele, and everywhere in-between. Reach out to get started today!