Why Clean Windows Last Longer

Updated: Jul 22

Having clean windows is much more than just the simple shine — it’s about guaranteeing a return on your investment. Whether you have just gotten sparkling new panes, or you’re still using the same windows that came with your home originally, you are going to want to make them last.



If not cleaned on a regular basis using the appropriate measures, the harsh Northern Minnesota weather is going to cause excessive wear and tear; ending the life of your windows prematurely. Get ahead of the weather and ensure that your windows are cleaned and preserved. Following are three of the biggest reasons that cleaner windows tend to last longer.


Clean Windows Prevent The Build-Up of Harmful Debris

Windows that are not cleaned regularly have a higher risk of experiencing natural factors that weaken the glass of the window itself, and cause it to break down significantly quicker than expected.


Dirt, water, and environmental materials build-up on the glass and absorb into the windows' pores, leading to permanent stains and damage. Accumulation of these naturally occurring items can also etch into the glass and cause corrosion, scratches, chips, and cracks. In extreme cases, materials can collect within the slide brackets of the window assembly; affecting the functionality of the window itself, while continuing to cause damage. Cleaning your windows prevents against these risk factors and prolongs the life of your sparkling panes.


Clean Windows Protect Against Damaging Natural Chemicals

Nature isn't a joke. Just look at what it does to a piece of scrap metal that's been left outside for too long; it inflicts a chemical reaction to enhance rusting until there's nothing left. In theory, the same goes for your windows. Environmental contaminants such as hard water, acid rain, and oxidation slowly break windows down and decrease the durability they're made for. To prevent against this, professional window cleaning services use specific solutions that keep these corrosive contaminants off of your glass, and the rest of your property; extending your window’s longevity, and ultimately saving you time and money.


Clean Windows Increase Home Efficiency

If your windows are cleaned consistently and properly, they actually increase the energy efficiency your home provides. Your windows act as a natural heater by allowing the suns' powerful rays to infiltrate your home. When grime and grit build up to a certain level, it eventually reaches a point to where it interferes with the sun’s natural warming action during the winter months — one of the main values of having a window in the first place. 


Weathering and oxidation around window frames can also damage the seals. Causing leaks, condensation, and fogging; which in turn, create possible molding issues - while allowing hot or cold air to come into your home, forcing your air conditioner or heater to work harder than necessary. Resulting in poor energy efficiency, and potentially costly repairs. Keeping your windows consistently cleaned prevents against these possible negative factors from happening, and prolongs the endurance of your windows.


How To Get Your Windows Cleaned

Here at Slicky’s Outdoor Services, we can provide an exceptional window cleaning service to fit your needs within the Grand Rapids area of Northern Minnesota. Whether it be residential or commercial, get in contact with us to receive a free detailed quote on your next window cleaning endeavor. Give us a call at (218)262-9048, message us on Facebook, or email us at s.selisker@slickysoutdoorservices.com.




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