The Impact of Clean Windows on Your Home

For many people, washing the windows isn’t a priority on their home maintenance list. After all, it is a time-consuming chore – if you can still see out of them, why bother? Keeping the windows of your home’s exterior clean and shining gives your house a cared-for appearance. Here’s how the impact of clean windows goes beyond just curb appeal.

Energy Efficiency

Washing the windows not only enhances your curb appeal, it also helps to increase the energy efficiency of your home. Dirt and grime on windows reduces natural light and blocks the heat that can warm up the interior of the house in the cooler months of the year, leading to higher energy bills. Clean windows allow more natural light to enter your home, reducing the amount of artificial light being used on cloudy or rainy days. Clean windows can also improve their insulating abilities, helping to regulate the temperature inside the house, reducing the demands of the home’s heating and cooling systems.

Preventive Window Maintenance

When window cleaning, you’re wiping debris and grime out of window tracks and off window hinges and window frames. Maintaining the windows of your home helps to prevent damage and keeps them operating properly, and staying in good condition.

Dirty windows aren’t just an aesthetic concern. Left unattended, dirt, grime, and pollen can scratch the surface of the glass, weakening the glass panes and removing protective coatings, decreasing the lifespan of your windows.

During the process of washing the windows, it will also alert you to problems such as peeling window trim or cracked/missing glass panes that need immediate replacing.

Reduce Window Cleaning Time

Keeping the windows free of dirt and debris on a regular basis will help reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning them. Cleaning the obvious spots – fingerprints, watermarks, and streaks – is only half the story. Pollutants in the air, rain, and snow leave a film of dust, ash, and pollen behind. The longer the time between window cleaning sessions, the more buildup there is to deal with.

Health Benefits

Because clean windows typically allow in more natural light, it can help those inside the home feel better. Other health benefits of clean windows include allergen reduction, mold prevention, and stabilizing mood swings.

Increase Resale Value

Curb appeal is an important aspect of any home’s resale value. Whether you will be putting your home up for sale soon or staying put and selling later, clean windows, both inside and out, make a good first impression. If your sparkling windows are part of home’s exterior complete with clean siding, it can make all the difference to prospective buyers. In today’s competitive housing market, your home’s well-maintained appearance is an important selling point.