The water that comes out of the tap is not something a lot of people often think about. However, if you often get frustrated while cleaning your casement, sliding or picture windows, it might interest you to know that not all water is the same everywhere. In some areas, water has a high content of minerals. This is known as hard water and using it to clean your windows can leave pesky white stains that can be difficult to remove.
How to Clean Hard Water Stains
The good news is that hard water stains are easy enough to remove. Prepare a mixture of half water and half vinegar. Soak a towel in the solution and press the towel onto the stains on your windows. Leave it there for a minute or two and then gently wipe until the white spots disappear.
If the hard water stains on your windows have been baking under the sun for a long time, you may need to repeat this process more than once. Afterwards, just dry the window with a rag and shine the window with your favorite spray.
Renewal by Andersen’s Self Cleaning Windows
If you don’t relish the thought of cleaning your windows, Renewal by Andersen window glass features a “self-cleaning” titanium dioxide exterior coating that helps prevent hard water stains. This special compound is what makes toothpaste and white paint gleam and sparkle. The best part about it is it is only about 10 to 25 millimeters thick and only reduces light transmittance by less than 5%.
Are you in need of new double-hung windows? Or perhaps you are thinking about replacing your old casement windows? Whatever the case may be, Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento has got you covered. To schedule an appointment, please give us a call at (916) 779-5800. Alternatively, you may fill out our contact form to request a quick quote today.