Why Are My Neighbor’s Windows So Clean?
Your neighbor’s windows look amazing and you’ve never even seen them struggle to wash their windows while hanging from a ladder? Meanwhile, the insides of your windows are nice and clean, but the outsides are dirty and streaky? It seems just letting the glass be “washed” by the rain and the elements doesn’t work as well on your windows as it does your neighbors. So what gives?
There’s a chance your neighbors dish out hundreds or even thousands of dollars for window cleaning services. That’s one solution, but cleaners aren’t cheap. But there may be another answer. Perhaps your neighbors have called one of NEWPRO’s experts and invested in a window upgrade.
All of NEWPRO’s double-hung windows are designed with a unique tilt-in feature that allows each windowpane to be accessed, tilted-in, and easily cleaned – both the top and bottom sashes! They’re just as easy to slide back into the tracks and will sit flush in the pocket preventing any air or water from getting through all year long.
Advantages of Tilt-In Windows
Tilt-in windows mean you can tilt and rotate each pane towards the inside of your house. You’ll save on time, plus it’s much safer to clean your windows from inside rather than heading outside, hauling out a ladder and a hose, and moving your cleaning supplies all around the perimeter of your home. Instead, clean one side of the window, tilt it in, and clean the other side all at once. Forget spring cleaning – it’ll be easy to keep your windows sparkling all year round!
And because our tilt-in windows are double-hung, you won’t miss the classic aesthetic of old-fashioned New England windows. Our windows will blend in seamlessly with the look of your home. They’re also easier to open than the sash windows of yesteryear.
It’s easy for sash windows to get stuck and require too much force to open or close. Sometimes, the sash system also becomes too loose, and an open window will slam itself shut for a startling surprise! Our tilt-in windows are easy to adjust so they’re as open as you want them to be. They’re ideal for creating a little cross-ventilation on warm days.
All of our tilt-in windows are also designed with a tight seal to save you energy costs on your heating and A/C bills. Forget taping plastic wrap over your windows in the winter, our double-hinged, easy-to-clean and energy-efficient windows will keep heat outside your home and cool A/C air inside during our hot New England summers.
Keeping Your Windows Clean
(FYI: We gift every window customer with a bottle of NEWPRO Window Cleaner!)
Hopefully you now see the advantages of our easy-to-clean tilt-in style windows – so here’s how to clean your windows the right way.
It’s common for some folks to reach for paper towels first when it’s time to clean their windows. But according to This Old House, all that paper towels really do is move dirt around. Not only that, they create static on the glass that will attract more dirt and dust particles. No thank you! Instead, follow this process for windowpanes that will stay sparkling and clear:
1. Use a soft cleaning brush or a damp, clean cloth to wipe off any loose dirt without scratching the glass.
2. Spritz or sponge your favorite window cleaner onto the surface of the glass. You can use a dedicated glass cleaner such as NEWPRO Window Cleaner, or a simple mix of water and a few drops of dish soap.
3. Use a squeegee to wipe the surface clean. Move the squeegee in a straight, side-to-side motion until each pane is clear. Dry the squeegee after each pass and start again. If you’re leaving streaks behind, that means there is dirt remaining on the window. Go over the pane again with cleaning solution until the streaks disappear.
4. Dry each window with a clean, dry cloth.
That’s it! Repeat the process to clean both the inside and outside surface of each window.
Make the hassle of window-cleaning a problem of the past! At NEWPRO, we’re proud to offer a range of tilt-in, easy-to-clean double-hung windows to suit every home and every need. Browse our products and set up an appointment with one of our dedicated specialists today.