Springfield Glass Company: How to Properly Clean Your Glass Windows

Springfield Glass Company: How to Properly Clean Your Glass Windows

Spring is just around the corner, and it’s likely that you’ll be doing some extra cleaning around your home soon. Cleaning windows is a common task in springtime, but getting it done efficiently without any streaks can be a major challenge.

Do you spend hours wiping and spraying your windows only to be disappointed when they look the same as before? Using the proper cleaning tools and techniques can help you achieve that streak-free window you’ve been searching for all along. In today’s blog, the team at Springfield Glass Company explains how to properly clean your glass windows.

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Steps to Make Your Window Sparkle

Before wiping down your windows, try these steps to make your windows clean and bright while saving time and money.

Clean from Top to Bottom

Cleaning from top to bottom ensures that the cleaning solution won’t drip down while you work. This will help to avoid streaks and drip marks on your windows.

Wash Your Windows on a Cloudy Day

You may be thinking, “How will I see the dirt if it’s a cloudy day?” However, the sun can dry your cleaning solution before you’ve had time to properly wipe your windows down, leaving streaks and smudges.

Use a Squeegee

The squeegee can be an important tool for removing streaks. If you’ve noticed that your wipe isn’t removing all of the cleaning solutions, simply use the squeegee for an effortless, unstreaked finish.

Clean Corners with Cotton Swabs

If you thought cotton swabs were only meant for cleaning ears, you may be surprised to learn that they make it easy to clean those hard to reach areas on your windows. You will find that these cotton swabs are the perfect size for those tiny corners that have been collecting dust all along!

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DIY Cleaning Spray

Store-bought cleaners will often leave residue or streaks behind. One way to avoid this problem — and save money — is to create your own cleaning spray. You may even find some of these ingredients lying around the house! Mixing distilled white vinegar with an equal amount of water is the easiest way to leave your window streak-free. Two tablespoons of dishwasher soap and two quarts of water can also be used as an easy homemade window cleaner.

By following these tips and tricks for window cleaning, you can have streak-free windows that sparkle. With a little bit of hard work, your windows will be clean and ready for spring!

Contact Springfield Glass Company Today

If you’re looking to upgrade your home or business, Springfield Glass Company is your solution for all commercial and residential glass needs. We’ve been serving Southwest Missouri since 1985. Contact us today for a free glass estimate.

Residential Window Glass Repair

Man repairing window using vacuum lifte

Springfield Glass Company can help you with your window glass repair needs. Whether your glass is broken, fogged, or just needs replacing, our experts can recommend the right solution.

Residential Glass Service

We do not sell or install complete residential windows, as these are typically done by a carpenter or building contractor, but we do service the actual glass within the window if it becomes broken, fogged or damaged.

Broken Window Glass

The most common residential repairs we compete are for broken window glass. In those cases, it is not necessary to remove and replace the entire window, which would usually require removal and damage to the exterior or interior wall finishes. We can almost always save you that difficulty, expense, and time by removing and replacing the glass with the actual window still in the wall.

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Double-Pane Fog

The next most common repair we are called for is the replacement of fogged up double-pane glass units. When double-pane windows get older the seal between the two panes can fail and allow moisture to collect inside the glass unit which causes a fogged appearance that gets worse over time. As with broken glass, we can usually replace fogged glass with the window in place.

Glass Tint

We also change out glass in windows and doors to meet a variety of other needs. Often, glass tinting is needed in a sunny area. This may require replacement with heat-strengthened glass to avoid glass breakage caused by thermal stress when film tints are added to the non-strengthened glass. Sometimes it is desired to change clear glass to an obscure glass for bath areas where natural light is desired along with privacy from an exterior view.

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Contact Springfield Glass Company

Today We can provide free estimates while you wait if you can provide the approximate size and basic information for your window. See our blog post for Window Glass Types and the basic info we need for an estimate. If the pricing is within your budget, we will come to your home to take exact measurements and confirm the exact glass type prior to ordering to make sure your repair will exactly meet your needs.

Call 417.883.6555 today or contact us online to help you get your glass project completed.

Different Types of Window Glass

Different Types of Window Glass

Glass panels and window glass stacked in warehouse

At Springfield Glass Company, we repair, replace and install new windows in homes and businesses. When beginning a project for a customer, one of the first things we need to know is what type of glass is needed or wanted. There is a huge variety of choices to pick from to satisfy any need or match any design vision. In today’s blog, Springfield Glass Company discusses some basic information we need to work through to get started.

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Window Pane Options

Single-pane or double-pane glass? Many windows and doors are glazed with a single piece of glass while many newer installations are glazed with double-pane, insulating glass. In some cases, the glass is even triple-pane. This number is not how many separate panes of glass are in a window that has divided lites; instead, this number refers to how many pieces of glass separate the interior from the exterior within the particular lite opening. The most common insulating glass is double-pane, where an inner and outer pane is separated by a sealed space that is filled with air or argon.

Low-E Coating

Does the glass have a low-E coating (short for low emissivity)? Many double-pane glass units contain a coating on the glass between the two panes that are called low-e. This is a microscopically thin layer of metals that help reflect heat, keeping the warmth inside or outside depending on the design. The coating is nearly invisible, though it can have some impact on glass color.

Glass Tint

Is the glass tinted? Both single and double-pane glass can have tinting. Glass for homes and buildings can be tinted much the same as the glass tint on our cars. Glass panes can have an applied film tint, or they can have an integral tint where the tinting is actually part of the glass—like an old green soda bottle. Tinting is available in just about every imaginable color and in many different degrees of reflectivity. The purposes of color tinting are to change the appearance of the glass and to reduce the amount of sunlight and heat entering the living space.

Safety Glass

Is safety glass required? This consideration comes into play mainly when the glass is in or close to a doorway and when it’s close to the ground. Building codes require glass in these areas to be a safety type that won’t turn into large deadly shards if it gets broken. There are various types of safety glass that we can help you select from.

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Contact Springfield Glass Company for Your Glass Needs

These are the basic design criteria that must be determined for any window or door glass installation. It is important for any building that the correct selections are made so the appearance is right and the building is in compliance with safety codes. Call the Springfield Glass Company at (417) 883-6555 or contact us online. We’re happy to help you determine which selections match your installation to avoid unnecessary expense due to appearance mismatches or building code violations.