Why Cleaning Your Steel Windows Is Well Worth The Rub

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When it comes to the superiority of steel windows, it extends to the simplicity with which they’re cleaned, too. In truth, steel windows’ easily-maintainable materials and styles make them easy to wash down and clean up! You can clean your steel windows quickly by following the three easy steps below:

  1. Spray a glass cleaner “onto each pane of glass” starting from the top and working down to the bottom. First, wipe down the outside of each window. Next, take care of the inside of each pane so the window is covered in cleaner.

  2. Wipe the glass cleaner away using a lint-free rag, and scrub it “in a circular motion.” This time, instead of starting at the top or bottom, start in the center: scrub the middle of the window pane first before working your way out to all four sides of the window. You can avoid streak marks by remembering to get all the glass cleaner off the window after you’ve applied it.

  3. Finally, if you’ve got an especially dirty window, you might have to go with a flat razor knife to graze off stubborn residue and grime. Remember to angle the blade and scrape tenderly so you don’t accidentally scratch the glass or otherwise-damage the window frame.

Now that you know the simple basics of cleaning your steel windows, take a look at what makes cleaning them the right way extra important:

Steel Windows Require Extra Care

Most steel windows come with “a baked-on finish”– but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t remember to wash the exterior frames every once in awhile with some soap and water. If your windows are well-past new and have some rust or corrosion spots, switch your attention to fine steel wool as well. This will gently clean off the window frame’s surfaces so it can look as new as the day you bought it! Window manufacturers usually have touch-up paint on hand, but even in the rare case that you can’t find any, you can always just use exterior grade paint often used on metal surfaces.

Cleaning your steel windows the right way is crucial to making sure they stay looking their best for the long haul, while inspecting them for damage every once in awhile can do even more wonders for their continued maintenance! By following these simple cleaning tips and understanding your steel windows better, you can rest assured knowing you’ve set your windows up for “years of trouble-free performance!”


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Author: Elyas Balta

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history in innovation and scalability in the luxury building materials industry. Passionate about inspiring and empowering others to grow in character and success. Determined in bringing art and engineering together to create and manufacture an exotic product line of steel windows and doors.