If your home’s outside windows are outright caked with dirt and grime, then the benefits of having those windows cleaned are apparent. That dirt is very unsightly, from both inside and outside the home, and dirty windows detract from your home’s overall curb appeal.
There are other benefits to having windows cleaned regularly, however, even if they don’t necessarily look dirty. Built-up dirt and grime that is left untouched can cause scratches in the window glass, and while these scratches are damaging enough, they also allow more dust and debris to settle onto the windows. This damage then continues to get worse over time!
This continues cycle of damage may not seem like a significant problem, but many of these damaging elements that settle on windows can be corrosive.Acid rain, chemicals used in construction, and minerals in hard water weaken window glass, compromising its insulating qualities. In turn, you may be letting out more heating and air conditioning, or letting in more hot or cold air through the windows, increasing your utility bills.
Dirt and grime also act as natural filters for sunlight, so when windows are dirty your home may feel draftier and colder in wintertime. Without enough sunlight houseplants may even start to wither and wilt!
Having your home’s outside windows cleaned regularly also means getting rid of dirt, grime, cobwebs, and other debris that could be collecting around window frames, shutters, flower boxes, and a home’s exterior accessories.This cleaning also protects those accessories from damage due to a build up of dirt and grime and ensures that they always look they best!