Window & Screen Maintenance

We recommend cleaning your screens twice a year, every Spring and Fall. During the changes of seasons, pollen, dust, and dirt build up on your screens and, over time, can cause damage. You can prolong the life of your screens with a bit of maintenance.

  1. Remove your screens (if you are doing more than one at a time, make sure to label each one so you know which window it goes back in).
  2. Vacuum your screen using the soft brush attachment. At this point, it is a good idea to vacuum the sills and area around the windows that can trap bugs, dirt, and other debris.
  3. Using warm, soapy water (a mild liquid dish soap), use a soft brush, dip it in the bucket of soapy water, and gently brush across the screen. Then, turn the screen over and brush the other side. Then, take a hose and rinse the screen. Note: Do not push on the screen while cleaning.
  4. Prop the screen up on the frame to allow the screen to air dry thoroughly before placing it back into place.

While screens dry, now is a good time to clean your windows thoroughly. We recommend the following steps to maintain your windows.

Every Spring and Fall, when cleaning your screens, it is a great time to also clean the exterior windows by:

  1. Vacuuming around the windows to remove any debris, cobwebs, etc.
  2. Wash windows with warm water, mild liquid soap detergent, and a soft towel. For a streak-free cleaning solution, you can also use a mixture of 50% white vinegar and 50% water.
  3. Rinse with clean, cool water, and use a microfiber towel to dry thoroughly.
  4. Once dry, replace your clean screens and enjoy!

Weekly, use a glass cleaner or 50% vinegar/50% water solution to keep the interior windows clean from fingerprints and dust. We recommend MGM Heavy Duty Glass Cleaner or any foaming streak-free, ammonia-free cleaner you prefer.