Tips for Outdoor Spring Cleaning for Windows and Siding

Spring is in the air, and the perfect opportunity for outdoor spring cleaning comes with the warmer weather. At Rusco, we know how important it is to maintain the exterior of your home—not just for aesthetics but also to prolong the lifespan of materials like windows and siding. Here are some expert tips to help you tackle this task effectively.

Cleaning Your Windows

Freshly cleaned windows are beautiful; the sun shines unhindered and the natural light brightens the room. Here’s how to achieve streak-free results:

  1. Choose the Right Day: Avoid cleaning your windows on a sunny day. The heat can cause the cleaning solution to dry too quickly, leaving unsightly streaks.

  2. Use the Right Cleaner: Mix one part of distilled vinegar with ten parts of warm water to create a solution. This natural cleaner is effective, doesn’t harm the environment, and saves money. 

  3. Wipe Correctly: For the best results, use a microfiber cloth or a squeegee.

  4. Don’t Forget the Screens: Remove the screens and gently wash them with a soft brush and the same vinegar solution you cleaned your windows with. Rinse and allow to dry before reinstalling.

Cleaning Your Siding

Your home’s siding accumulates dirt, dust, and debris over time. Here’s how to clean it safely and effectively:

  1. Inspect: Before you start cleaning, inspect your siding for any signs of damage or wear.

  2. Choose the Right Cleaning Method: Use a pressure washer on a low setting for vinyl and aluminum siding. If you have wood siding, stick to a gentler method like hand washing to avoid water damage and paint stripping.

  3. Use a Gentle Cleaner: You can use the same vinegar or a mild soap solution recommended for windows. Avoid harsh chemicals that can damage your siding or landscaping.

  4. Work in Sections: Start from the top and work your way down. Dirt and soap scum won’t flow down onto your clean areas.

  5. Rinse Thoroughly: Rinse the area thoroughly with clean water to prevent residue from drying and leaving marks.

Let Us Help You

During your spring cleaning, if you notice any damage or if your home needs more than just a simple cleanup, Rusco is here to help. From installing new windows to choosing new siding, our team of experts is ready to provide you with quality service and ensure your home looks its best.

Spring cleaning is a big job, but you don’t have to do it alone. Contact us today for a project quote, and let us take your home’s curb appeal to the next level this season.

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