Tips & Advice
Do window washing services also clean the window frames?
Window washing services can clean the window frames, but they might charge an additional fee. The cost for frame-cleaning can run between $0.50-$5 per frame. Regular frame cleaning is essential, since dirt, dust, and dead insects can accumulate over time in the window tracks.
How much do window washing services cost?
Window washing services tend to cost $200-$300 to clean all the windows in a dwelling. Many companies charge by the window pane, and you can expect to pay between $2 and $7 per pane. Alternatively, some window washing companies charge by the hour. Windows that are hard to reach or excessively dirty will cost more.
Do window washing companies provide over-the-phone quotes?
Yes, most window washing companies offer quotes over the phone. For the most accurate quote, you’ll need to be prepared with detailed information such as how many stories the building has, and what types of windows are being cleaned. Some companies offer online estimate tools with diagrams that make it easy to identify window types.
How often should window washing services be used?
Ideally, have your windows washed every few months. If you live near a forest and your windows accumulate lots of dirt and pollen, monthly washing may be necessary. City dwellers who live in environments with lots of smog might also require monthly window washing. As an added benefit, clean windows allow more sunlight into your home, which can help reduce heating bills in the winter.
What types of cleaning products are used for window washing?
Most window washers use squeegees, scrapers, sponges, and microfiber cleaning cloths paired with glass cleaner. Ammonia-based glass cleaners can damage leaded or stained glass, and ammonia-free alternatives are available. Eco-friendly glass cleaners use natural ingredients such as vinegar and essential oils.
Does professional window washing include the interior glass?
Many companies offer professional window washing services that include both the exterior and interior glass--even those that are very large or high and hard to reach. If your windows have screens, professional window washers can remove them and wash them by hand. If your windows have exterior or interior glass that has been marred by paint, this can be scraped away during the washing process.
Is window tint applied to the outside or inside of the car window?
Window tint film is typically applied to the inside of your car window. The film is first laid across the outside of the car window, and it's cut to fit the window's dimensions. Then the trimmed piece of tint film is installed on the inside of the car window.
What are the benefits of tinted windows?
Tinted windows offer several benefits. They can reduce the amount of heat in a car's cabin by as much as 50 percent, and this can lighten your fuel bill by making you less reliant on air conditioning in hot weather. Tinted windows block UV light, and this can protect drivers and passengers from sunburn and skin cancer. Also, tinted windows protect the components of a car's cabin from being faded by the sun.
Ceramic tint is a type of film used to darken windows. Ceramic tint is a high-quality product, and it's typically the most expensive type of film tint on the market. This type of tint contains a ceramic particle that nonconductive and nonmetallic, and it can reduce solar heat within your car's cabin by as much as 50 percent.
A limo tint is one of the darkest tints available on the market. A limo tint has a VLT of just 5 percent. This means that the tint allows just 5 percent of exterior light to enter the car's cabin. A limo tint on the front side windows is illegal in all states except Michigan.