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Windows are an essential feature in many houses and are available in many styles. However, single- and double-hung windows are the most popular style window installers use in new construction homes or remodeling projects. Double-hung windows are trending because they are easy to clean from the inside. Keep reading to learn the simple steps of cleaning double-hung windows.

What Is a Double-Hung Window?

A double-hung window, also known as a double-sash window, is a window with two sashes that slide up and down. The top and bottom sashes open to offer the best ventilation for homes, making them a fantastic option.

How To Clean a Double-Hung Window

In addition to providing excellent ventilation, double-hung windows are also effortless to clean due to their unique construction. However, it’s essential to use the correct cleaning materials for the windows.

Before starting, gather the cleaning products you’ll need:

  • A standard glass cleaner like Windex
  • Magic erasers for vinyl frames
  • Wood polish for wooden windows

Interior Cleaning

Clean the interior of the windows using the glass cleaner (using crumpled newspapers will leave a lint-less shine).

Exterior Cleaning

Now clean the exterior of the windows. Use the following directions to clean the windows’ exterior surface easily:

  • Unlock the bottom sash by moving the latches inwards
  • Raise the bottom sash eight inches and locate the tilt latches
  • Pull the tilt latches inward and carefully tilt the window towards the home’s interior
  • Clean the exterior of the window glass
  • Move the sash back into the lift rail and snap it back into the frame to close the window
  • Repeat these three steps with the top window

Frame Cleaning

Use the magic erasers to clean the vinyl frames to a sparkling white to finish the job. If the frames are wood, use the wood polish with a microfiber cloth to clean and buff the frame to a lustrous shine.

The job is done.

Empire Home Remodeling

If you’re looking to upgrade your existing windows, then double-hung windows installed by Empire Home Remodeling are your best bet. Their window installers are trained professionals and can handle everything regarding window replacement services. Empire Home Remodeling uses the highest quality materials while providing friendly and courteous service with every project. As Milwaukee’s leader in home remodeling, Empire Home Remodeling will go above and beyond to ensure that the windows serve their customers well and give them the long-term results they deserve. So, contact us today at 414-600-6333 and set up an appointment today.