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Spring Cleaning: Prepping your Champaign, IL Wood Windows for the Best View

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The flowers, the warmth – only a couple of things are better than looking out your wood windows on a perfect, warm day in Champaign. And with a small amount of spring-cleaning, those windows will shine, providing you great views and the great feeling of a clean home.

Whether they are wood windows or another material, no one wants streaky windows or dust bunnies around their windowsills. Keep in mind a couple cleaning tips when you begin your spring-cleaning:

  • While it seems better to clean with the sun out, the sun can actually dry the cleaning solution before the glass is appropriately cleaned, so use that cloudy day to get your cleaning completed.
  • Having the best results means cleaning both the inside and outside of your wood windows. It’s well worth the time when you see how good it will look.
  • Always start from the top when washing your windows. Doing so makes sure the excess drips don’t head to the part of your wood windows that hasn’t been cleaned yet.
  • Take an old towel or paper towel and place it at the bottom of the window to gather any drips to keep them from settling on the frames.
  • Once you have cleaned your windows, make sure you dry the windowsills with a cloth. If any drips slipped through, it will help shield the frame and finish of your wood windows.

No matter if they are replacement windows or windows original to your home, windows need a bit of TLC. Whether it’s a simple damp cloth or touching up scratches, the staff at Pella Windows and Doors can help show proper care techniques for whatever line of Pella® windows you may have. Drop in to the showroom in Champaign today and check out which products are ideal for your windows. And who knows, you may learn a new cleaning method while you’re at it.