Cleaning and Maintaining Your Hurricane Impact Windows
Hurricane impact windows are one of the best investments that you can make in your home. They can increase your family’s safety, lower your energy costs, improve your quality of life, and give you peace of mind during a major storm. Maintaining and cleaning your hurricane impact windows is essential to keep them looking and performing as well as the day they were installed.
Start the window cleaning process by checking the weather. Direct sunlight can cause streaks, so cleaning your windows on a cloudy day is best. Remove the screens from the windows or sliding glass doors. Before you clean your windows, inspect them for any signs of damage, such as scratches or cracks. Also check the weather stripping to ensure that the seals are still working properly. If you find any damage, have it inspected by a professional to determine if it needs to be repaired or replaced.
To clean the screens, place them on the ground and gently scrub them with a soft brush dipped into a mixture of mild soap and water. The mesh is easy to tear, so be very gentle. Allow the screens to dry while you move on to cleaning the windows and frames.
To clean the window glass itself, wet the window with water and a microfiber cloth to rinse away any dirt or dust. Don’t use a hose and never power wash. This can damage the window’s protective coatings. Then, gently clean the glass by wiping the window with a fresh microfiber cloth wet with a solution of water and the cleanser that the window manufacturer recommends. Don’t use standard glass cleaner that you use to clean the mirrors or other glass in your home – it can scratch hurricane impact windows. When you are washing the glass, try to avoid letting the soap mixture come in contact with the aluminum window frames to minimize the opportunity for corrosion. Rinse with fresh water. To minimize streaks and water spots, squeegee the glass after rinsing and dry off the squeegee in between uses.
To clean the frames, rinse the frames with water. Then mix the cleanser that the manufacturer recommends with water and test it in a small spot to make sure it won’t harm the frame. Wipe the frame clean with a soft cloth dipped in the cleaning solution. Rinse and thoroughly dry it. Finish by applying car wax to the frame for an additional layer of protection. Once the windows, frames, and screens are dry, re-attach the screens.
Following this process will help you enjoy your hurricane impact windows for years to come. If you have additional questions about maintenance or any other aspects related to hurricane impact windows, contact the experts, CitiQuiet Windows and Doors, at 561-241-9463 or visit our showroom, located conveniently at 6530 West Rogers Circle in Boca Raton.
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