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How to Clean High Windows

Keeping your replacement windows clean sounds like a fairly straightforward task. You grab a cloth and some soapy water, and start cleaning away. This is all well and good, but things can become a little bit more challenging when the windows you’re trying to clean are positioned high up on your walls. It will take a little bit of effort and some craftiness to get high windows cleaned, but it’s not impossible.

Here are a few quick tips on how to make cleaning high windows as easy as 1… 2… 3!Leave It to the Pros

It may sound like cheating to simply have somebody else do it, but there’s nothing wrong with giving this chore to the professionals. Many window replacement companies also offer cleaning and maintenance services so you can spend more time on other more important things. Besides, getting up on heights poses its own set of risks that you definitely don’t want to take.It Takes a Day

If you’re still decided on a DIY approach, set aside one full day to complete the work. It might not seem like a big deal, but getting to all your windows is very time-consuming. Before scheduling your cleaning day, pay attention to the weather forecast as well. You want to do the cleanup on overcast days. Harsh sunlight dries out window cleaning solutions faster than you can wipe them, leaving ugly white streaks across the glass.Safety Precautions

As always, take extra steps to ensure your safety when cleaning up your windows. Remove any cords or hoses that might cause you to trip and fall. Reinforce the foot of your ladder with a wooden board to avoid it from slipping, especially if you’re resting it on smooth concrete or rough gravel.

Get high-quality, low-maintenance replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen® of Des Moines, your leading window and door company. Give us a call at (515) 209-3000, or fill out our contact form to schedule an in-home design consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Des Moines and nearby areas.


"We had two triple large sliders replaced in our home the second week of December. Ben, Nate and Eli did a great job! Quick, Professional and the doors look great! Much warmer in the rooms with the new Andersen Renewal doors! Will use them again if need windows in the future!"

Donna T. - West Des Moines, IA
December 2013

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