Don’t Wash Your Windows on a Sunny Day

May 15, 2015
Clean windows make your home much more inviting, but you should know that certain times are better than others for window washing. Source: Pixabay
Clean windows make your home much more inviting, but you should know that certain times are better than others for window washing. Source: Pixabay

Keeping your home’s exterior clean is important if you want to keep your home’s curb appeal high. If you’re looking for exterior maintenance tips for your Kansas City home in order to help you with this, then one of the biggest tips that we can give you is to avoid washing your windows when the sun is out.

Washing your windows is something you want to do for a variety of reasons. First of all, dirty windows don’t exactly look good. When guests see dirty windows, they assume the inside of your home is going to be just as dirty. Secondly, dirty windows are going to make it more difficult for sunlight to come into the home. Sunlight is your friend, and you’ll want as much natural light to come in as possible. Last but not least, a dirty window will obscure your view of the outdoors. Your view is very much a part of your interior design and is something you don’t want to diminish.

One of the issues with washing your windows when the sun is out is that you are more likely to leave streaks behind on the glass. These streaks can have the same effect on your windows as dirt has. The reason this happens is because the sun will heat up the glass, which in turn makes streaks more likely. So if you plan on washing your windows, do so when the sun isn’t out and your house is in the shade. The best way to clean your windows is by using a squeegee and overlapping your strokes. You can also use old newspapers to help avoid streaking as you dry the glass.


If you know you want to get your home exterior project done, but are feeling stress about paying for it all at once, we can help.

Our financing partner, GreenSky, has sensible payment plans that work for homeowners who prefer to pay in installments. You can also ask your JoCo Siding & Window Co. sales representative about the details!

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