Congratulations you just got new double hung windows and they’re beautiful! So what do you do when they get dirty? If you’re confused about how to clean your new double hung windows, you’re not alone. One of the most common questions are after installation is how to clean your new windows. No Worries….. we’re here to help!

  • First completely unlock your windows by moving the latches on the bottom sash inwards.
  • Raise the bottom sash up six to eight inches.
  • Locate the tilt hatches on the window’s bottom sash and pull inwards, as though the hatches are meeting in the middle.
  • Slowly tilt the window forward towards the interior of the home. The window should be almost flat at a 90-degree angle; however, be sure not to tilt the window too far. Complete this step slowly to avoid damaging the window.
  • Slide the top sash down six to eight inches.
  • Locate the tilt hatches on the window’s top sash and pull inwards, as though the hatches are meeting in the middle.
  • Slowly tilt the window forward towards the interior of the home. The window should be almost flat at a 90-degree angle; however, be sure not to tilt the window too far. Complete this step slowly as not to cause damage.
  • Start with the top sash and clean the interior of the window first.
  • Slide the top sash back into the frame and clean the exterior of the window.
  • Clean the bottom sash, starting with the interior of the window.
  • Slide the bottom sash back into place and clean the exterior of the window.
  • Put the sash back in frame.
  • Put the sash back in the lift rail to close the window. Be sure not to close the window from the top, as your window could be damaged as a result.

Use standard window cleaners, such as Windex, to clean the glass panes on your windows. To clean the window’s frame, we recommend using magic erasers for vinyl windows and dust cloths and wood polish for your wooden windows. So if you’re looking to upgrade your existing windows to double hung windows from Gulf Coast Windows and Doors, just have our design consultants come to your home to discuss the best options for your needs. For more information about replacing your windows, schedule a free in-home consultation with an design consultant today.