Many people wonder how to clean a double hung window. Double hung windows are those that are able to open from both the top and the bottom. Many newer double hung windows have been designed to make them easier to clean from inside of your home. Due to this reason, they are one of the most popular window options on the market. Today, we are going to show you some simple ways to help your windows and home look beautiful all of the time.
Simple Steps For Cleaning Double Hung Windows
You will want to begin by fully unlocking the window by moving the latch found on the bottom sash inwards.
Now raise the bottom sash at least 6 to 8 inches upwards.
Find the tilt patches that are typically on the window bottom sash and pull those inward, as if they were meeting in the middle.
Now tilt the window forward bring in it into the interior of the home. You will want the window at a 90° angle, but do not tilt the window too far. You want to be sure to be careful as not to damage the window.
Now you’ll slide the top sash downward about 6 to 8 inches.
Once again, search for the tilt hatches that can be found on the top sash and pulled them inwards as though they were going to meet in the middle.
Tilt the window into the interior of the home in a slow motion. The window should be at an almost 90° angle, but never pull it in too far. Doing so could damage the window.
You want to begin with the top sash and clean the interior of the window first.
Now slide the top sash back into place and finish cleaning the exterior of the window.
The bottom sash can now be cleaned beginning with the interior of the window.
Slide the bottom sash back into place and clean the exterior.
The sash can now be placed back into frame.
Place the sash back to the lift to fully close the window. It is important to ensure that you do not close the window from the top as this may damage the window. Call professional window washers if you have any trouble with these steps and they’ll take care of it for you.
Superior Window Cleaning Supplies
It is best to begin this process with standard window cleaners to help clean the glass panes on your window. For the window frame, we would recommend using a magic eraser for the vinyl window as well as a dust cloth and wood polish for wood windows.