New Hampshire NH residential window cleaning/replacement services & commercial pressure washing

New Hampshire is located in the New England region of the United States, in the northeastern region. It is surrounded by Massachusetts on the south side, Vermont to the west, Maine to the east as well as the Atlantic Ocean. The Canadian Province of Quebec is located to the north. New Hampshire is not a very large state in terms of size as it ranks 5th smallest and 9th least populous among the 50 states. The climate in New Hampshire is humid continental; warm humid summers and cold wet winters. The southeastern portion of this state is affected by the Atlantic Ocean so its temperatures are milder than the other portion of the state but it’s also wet.

With increase in humidity, your windows bear the brunt of it. Grime, dust and debris particles cling on to the window glass. This gives streaks and smudges that cannot be just wiped off. Window cleaning is necessary for home owners because of the elements of weather that can make every rain drop on your window stain or streak. You could clean the window yourself of you can hire a professional New Hampshire window cleaning service to do it for you. Before you clean them yourself, or search for the professional to clean your windows, you will need to know what glass you have in order to match the right cleaning solution.

Annealed Glass

This type of glass is a common glass found in window panes. This glass is created using a slow cooling process that will relieve any stresses internally once it is formed. The glass is flat and very easy to clean. Professional window cleaners will typically use a razor blade to scrape the glass because it is difficult to scratch it so you don’t have to be so careful with it. It’s best to leave this task to the professionals as holding the razor blade at a certain angle is necessary to avoid damages. If you want to clean the windows yourself, use a little dish soap and water along with a squeegee and a towel made of microfiber.

Heat Strengthened Glass

This type of glass has been treated in order to handle a certain level of heat, however it’s not like tempered glass. It’s also not like annealed glass in that it is harder. It can however have fabricating debris. This type of glass can handle different sudden changes in temperatures but it can blemish easily. Don’t use a razor blade to clean this type of window glass. You can clean it using dish soap and water with a squeegee and a towel.

Tempered Glass 

This type of glass is extremely strong, five times stronger than the annealed glass. You may know this type of glass as safety glass. When this type of glass breaks, it will break into very small pieces which will prevent serious injuries from large shards flaying. You can identify tempered glass by looking for a stamp or etch in the glass labeling it as safety or tempered. This type of glass is one of the tougher glasses to clean. Because it can be easily scratched, you will want to use a quality window cleaner and a microfiber towel. Do not scrub the glass.

Low-E Glass

This type of glass has a film or coating that is applied to the glass in order to prevent ultraviolet rays that heat up the home. These windows are not cheap so when you clean them, you will want to use a quality window clean that does not contain ammonia listed as an ingredient. Don’t use window cleaners that have a scrub or any other abrasive because it could harm the window permanently. Use an ammonia free cleaner and a microfiber towel to clean.

Remember, not all glass is made the same so why treat it in the same manner? You may think of window cleaning as one of those tasks you need to do at least twice a year however, there is so much more to it. Once a window is scratched, you can’t reverse it. If you try to replace it, you will find that it is expensive.