We’re serious about manufacturing products that are of a renovation grade and that maintain a standard of excellence, however, we wanted to shed some light on something very important. Regardless of how well a window is made, keeping them clean is important. Sounds obvious, right? You’d be surprised how infrequently many of us actually clean our windows. Sometimes never!
Why is this important? We’ll explain.
Window glass appear to be smooth but they’re actually porous if you were to view them under a microscope. Glass contains many microscopic peaks and valleys that can capture and trap debris, road salt, pollen, rust, and even calcium deposits. Windows glass that has never been cleaned can become water spotted and appear weathered over time. These things can gradually etch the window and lead to a loss of integrity within the glass itself.
Windows are designed to provide an “R-Value” – also commonly known as the value that indicates it’s resistance to heat gain or loss – it’s “efficiency”. This value is based on the assumption that windows are clean. The accumulation of debris in the porous element of window glass can compromise the R-Value of even the most expensive and most energy efficient windows on the market. Keeping your windows clean can improve this resistance to heat gain or loss and allows the glass to better regulate the effects of the exterior temperature. There’s a great article on cleaning your windows at TLC Home. Read it here. We recommend cleaning your windows at least twice a year.