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How often do you clean the windows of your home? If you’re like most people, you may only do this a few times a year because of the difficulty of cleaning windows from the outside. Cleaning windows from the inside is easy enough, but it’s difficult to reach the outside when you’re indoors.
You might just opt to get professional window cleaners, but this can turn out to be expensive. And what happens if you get window cleaners one day and it rains just a few days later? You may find streaks in your newly-cleaned windows that you’re just forced to live with until you can afford to get window cleaners again!
Instead, it makes sense to get replacement windows which are easy to clean. If your home needs updated windows anyway, it makes sense to pick a style which is made for easy cleaning.
What Types of Replacement Windows Are Easy to Clean?
Depending on the size and shape of your windows, you can get replacement windows which tilt inwards, making them easy to clean. There are many types of windows which fulfill this requirement, such as tilt-in double hung windows and Hopper windows.
Tilt-In Double Hung Windows
If you like the traditional double-hung windows that are found in many houses and apartments, then you can simply get these as your replacement windows, only get the ones with the tilt-in option. This enables you to tilt the window inwards from the top and the bottom and clean the outside glass without having to actually go outside. And clean windows will allow you to better enjoy your view.
These windows are often installed in spaces like the laundry room, the basement and the bathroom. They are a good option when you don’t have enough room on a wall for a full-sized window. And they’re also easy to clean because they open inwards rather than outwards. When you install a small-sized window, it makes sense to go with one that will be easy to clean so that your space will always let in as much light as possible.
Benefits of Replacement Windows Which Are Easy to Clean
Once you get replacement windows which are easy to clean, you’ll find that your entire living experience changes. Here are some of the benefits of getting windows like this:
Hygiene: It’s always a good idea to have more cleanliness in your home. Clean windows will lead to more hygienic conditions. You’ll have less dust and mold, both of which can lead into pests in your home. Dust and mold are also allergens which can lead into sneezing, runny noses and watering eyes. When your windows are clean, all these problems are reduced.
Light: You’ll get quite a bit more light in your home when your windows are easy to clean. You may think that you’re already getting a lot of light, but once you have clean windows all the time, you’ll see that there’s a big difference. Keep in mind that more sunlight is good for your health—it helps produce vitamin D in the body and is good for your mood as well.
View: One of the main benefits of getting windows which are easy to clean is that you’ll improve the view from your window. If you live on a beach or even if your windows are just looking out into your front yard or backyard, it helps to be able to see the outside clearly. With windows that are easy to clean, it will be so much more enjoyable to curl up with a book at your window or look out at what’s going on when you’re on a treadmill.
ARMORVUE Home Exteriors provides free, no-obligation in-home or showroom estimates and consultations for window replacement. Contact us today to get started.