It may seem impossible to clean vinyl windows in the winter, but it’s definitely doable. It requires a few extra precautions to ensure everything is done correctly and safely. We’ll discuss the best temperature to wash outside windows, what materials you should use, and some tips for ensuring that your windows are spotless.
How to Clean Vinyl Windows
When it comes to cleaning vinyl windows in the winter, one thing you need to consider is the best temperature to wash outside windows. To ensure that your windows aren’t damaged by cold weather, try to limit yourself to temperatures of at least 40 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Anything colder than this can cause the water you’re using for cleaning to freeze on contact with your windowpane, leading to cracking or discoloration.
Here are some steps that can help you keep your vinyl windows clean in any weather:
1. Gather supplies
Once you’ve chosen an appropriate temperature, the next step is gathering all necessary supplies. You’ll need a mild detergent (such as dish soap) mixed with water in a large bucket, some soft cloths or sponges, and a good scraper for removing any stubborn dirt or debris from your windows.
2. Clean and scrape
Begin by spraying down your windowpane with a soap-water mixture and allowing it to sit for up to 10 minutes. This will help soften any dirt or debris, making it easier to remove during cleaning. Once the solution has had time to soak in, use a scraper, don’t press too hard against your windowpane, and follow with a soft cloth or sponge wipe down until you remove all dirt and grime from your windowpane surface.
3. Wipe down
Finally, after all the dirt and grime have been removed from your window pane surface, use another damp cloth or sponge soaked in plain water and wipe down once more until all traces of soap have been removed from your window pane and its frame. For extra sparkle streak-free finish, try adding a few drops of vinegar into one gallon of water during the final wipe-down phase.
Cleaning vinyl windows in winter can be challenging, but with these tips in mind, it can be simple.
Are Your Vinyl Windows in Need of Replacing?
If you’re having trouble cleaning your vinyl windows – or if they are beyond cleanable – it may be time to replace them. Some other signs they need a replacement include:
- Drafts when the windows are closed
- Difficulty opening or closing
- Cracks in the frames
- Noisy windows
If you see any of these signs, it’s time to contact the team at Master Seal for assistance. We can help with all your vinyl window replacement needs and provide you with high-quality, durable windows that will last for years.
Vinyl Windows for Cold Weather with Master Seal
At Master Seal, we know that clean windows are important to any home and business. That’s why we offer a wide selection of vinyl replacement windows, designed to keep your home warm during cold winter seasons.
Our experienced technicians have the skills and expertise needed to install your new windows correctly and quickly, so you can enjoy all their benefits right away. Plus, all of our vinyl windows come with a warranty to ensure you get the best quality and service possible.
Master Seal offers a wide selection of quality replacement windows that can fit any budget and style. Plus, our expert installers make replacing vinyl windows a breeze. Contact us today at 855.608.1580 to learn more.