For a lot of people, the coming of the new year means a chance to break bad habits and start good ones. While the most popular resolutions involve improving oneself in some way, like eating healthier or exercising more, it is also a chance to show love to one of the most important elements of your home  – your windows. In today’s post, professional window and siding contractor Polar Bear shares three important window maintenance habits to start 2021 right.

1. Clean Your Window Sills

When it comes to cleaning windows, a lot of homeowners focus on the glass. In 2021, try to make it a habit to clean your window sills as well. To do this properly, take a brush or vacuum and remove any dust or debris that may have accumulated over the past few months. This can allow the windows to open and close more smoothly. Afterward, you can start on the windows itself but be sure to cover your sills with a towel or piece of cloth to avoid excess water from dripping on them. 

2.  Clean in Sections

If you have many large windows installed in your home, window and siding contractors recommend working in one small section at a time. Apply the cleaning solution to one section and wipe it dry with a separate piece of cloth before moving on to the next area.  

3. Wash Windows on a Cloudy Day

You might think that cleaning your windows on a hot, sunny day is ideal but that is not the case. It is actually better to clean your windows on a cloudy day so it is easier to spot dirt and grime. Cleaning your windows on a hot day can also dry the cleaning solution before you have a chance to wipe it off, leaving streaks. 

Whether you are in need of replacement Polar Bear windows or are looking for an experienced contractor to service your siding or roof, our team of professionals has what it takes to get the job done right. If you are a homeowner in the Greater Seattle area, be sure to give us a call at (425) 290-5579 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.

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