I just had my windows cleaned. What can I do to keep them clean? Banner Elk N.C.

One way to help keep your clean windows clean is to keep the bugs out of your house as best you can. Flies especially seem to soil the glass very quickly. When we clean garage windows it is amazing how fast flies will be attracted to the clean glass! To avoid this make sure to keep your doors closed. Also make sure your screens are in good repair, no holes. This applies to both windows and doors.

What should I keep in mind when touching up my windows? Linville N.C.

When we clean windows we can only control the conditions so much. Cleaning in the bright sun is one factor we can control. You might take notice of when the sun is on the windows you  want to touch up. To get the best results, clean the windows when the sun is off them. When you have your windows cleaned professionally the conditions that are ideal are overcast with a nice breeze.


I just had my windows cleaned, why do they still look cloudy? Banner Elk N.C.

One explanation may be that the seal may be broken. Most windows have two panes of glass put together with a seal around the edges. If that seal breaks from age, weather conditions etc.. it allows air to get in between the panes. Since the air contains moisture it can leave behind what looks like drops of water. Sometimes it begins as a slight haze that gradually gets worse. There are some window companies that can repair this but many times the only option is replacing the window.

Is there some way to touch up your windows without water? Newland N.C.

One way to touch up your windows without water is by using 0000 grade steel wool. It will remove stubborn spots with just a little effort. It works especially well on fingerprints left by little ones.  Also works for removing nose prints from pets. Make sure to use the oooo grade of steel wool so as not to scratch the glass. This type of steel wool can be found at Lowes, Home Depot and Wal-Mart.