Your home’s windows perform an important service. They offer your vista to the world while protecting your home from winter’s cold, summer’s heat, rain, and snow. If you’re considering replacing your home’s windows, you may be concerned with maintaining your windows so they will continue to look great years from now.


At Window World in Bloomington, we offer beautiful replacement windows that will look great in any style of home and are easy to maintain. In today’s blog post, we’ll share our guide to maintaining your home’s new replacement windows.


Vinyl Replacement Window Options

Vinyl windows are one of the most popular window replacement options on the market today with good reason. They look great for years down the road and are incredibly easy to maintain. Many homeowners don’t realize how many options are available for their home when it comes to vinyl windows. You can check out our many vinyl window options by visiting our window design center online and visualizing the look that might work best for your home. Once you’ve chosen a look you love, our team can offer a free estimate and get your new window project started.


To maintain your new windows, follow these guidelines:


1.      Don’t worry about painting your vinyl windows.

One of the main benefits of vinyl windows is that they look fantastic without needing to be painted. That also means they’ll continue to maintain their bold, vivid color even after years of UV damage. They won’t chip, bubble, or flake. However, they should not be painted or varnished.


2.      Avoid strong chemicals or cleaning products.

To keep your vinyl windows looking their best, you should avoid applying any harsh chemicals or strong cleaning products. This means steering clear of all kinds of abrasive chemical agents, even Soft Scrub and similar cleaning products. You’ll also need to avoid using furniture polish, organic solvents, and any oil-based products that could attract dirt.


3.      Use simple cleaning solutions

Cleaning your vinyl window is simple and doesn’t require strong cleansers. Simply use a washcloth and water to wipe your vinyl windows down every few months. If it needs a little more help, use a very gentle cleaning product. You’ll want to avoid power washing entirely because the high pressure of the water can damage your window’s caulking.


Bloomington High-Performance Replacement Windows

If you’re ready to change the look of your home and add to its overall value, consider installing high-performance replacement windows. Vinyl windows give you an easy-to-maintain solution that will look terrific even after many years of Minnesota winters.


Among our wide range of options to choose from, you’ll find styles and colors to match any architectural or decorative style. Whether you’re in search of beautiful bay or bow windows or you’re simply replacing a kitchen window, our team at Window World in Bloomington can help. Speak with a member of our team at 309-827-5237 to schedule your window installation, or contact us to discuss your options.