How To Maintain Your Windows And Window Screens This Summer

Updated: Jul 25

You work hard to keep your home in good condition all year long. Windows, however, may not be top of mind when it comes to regular upkeep and maintenance. But keeping them clean and in good condition isn’t just important for curb appeal. It can also affect energy efficiency, the quality of your indoor air, and how long your windows will last.


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Check for damage and cleanliness

  • Check for damage. If you notice any damage to your window or screen, it is important to repair it. If a storm comes and the screen breaks, there could be safety hazards with flying debris hitting the floor or even worse, a child on the inside of the home!

  • Cleanliness. To maximize airflow through your window and keep them from sticking in summer heat, make sure that they are clean of dusts and dirt buildups. Not only will this help them function better but it will also prevent mold growth which can cause health problems if unnoticed!


Consider a professional cleaning service

If you're not a do-it-yourselfer, consider hiring a professional window cleaning service.

  • A professional cleaning service, like American Exteriors, will be more thorough than your DIY job. The pros have the necessary equipment and materials to get into tight corners and crevices that you may not be able to reach on your own. They also have the skills needed to clean multiple windows at once—which means faster results for you!

  • A professional cleaning service is more cost effective than doing it yourself (especially if your window panes are ground floor). If you're going to take time off of work or away from other household duties, it makes sense financially to hire someone else who is paid per window cleaned instead of paying by the hour out of pocket while doing it yourself with an endless supply of Windex bottles!

  • Hiring a professional cleaning service is fast and easy and can be done in just one phone call. At American Exteriors, we have an efficient system that is stress-free and dependable. You can check out how to get a professional window cleaner to your door today by clicking here.


Clean your windows regularly

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Clean your windows regularly.

  • Clean your window tracks.

  • Clean your window sills.

  • Clean your window frames, especially if they're made of wood or metal that can be easily dinged and scratched by claws, paws and other sharp objects (like keys). Things like tree sap, bird droppings and other debris can quickly make any surface look dirty and dingy—but it's not just aesthetics: dirty windows can also reduce efficiency by blocking sunlight from entering the home or office space where they are located. For example, a window screen may need to be replaced after regular cleaning because it is too difficult for you to clean effectively with underperforming equipment; this could cause damage to the frame as well as lead to poor air quality within the house due to lack of ventilation through closed windows (or perhaps even broken ones).

Your window and screen should be clean and properly maintained.

  • Get rid of any debris, such as leaves or insects that may have accumulated on the window before beginning cleaning.

  • Make sure there are no finger marks on the glass, then use a soft cloth to wipe down both sides of each pane (inside and outside). You can use water or vinegar if needed, but avoid using cleaners with ammonia or bleach in them—these can damage some window materials!

  • While you're at it, check for damage like chips or cracks in the glass and replace if necessary. It may also be worth talking to a professional cleaning service about having them come by occasionally throughout this season to make sure everything stays looking its best throughout the year."


Your windows and window screens should be cleaned often, at least every month. They may need to be cleaned more frequently, especially if you have pets or children who are prone to getting their hands dirty. In some cases, it may help with keeping bugs from getting inside your home as well! Whether you live on the water on Lake Norman or in the hills of Hickory, keeping your windows and window screens maintained and clean will save you and your house from future stress.


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