The benefits of having clean windows can not be under-estimated, and today we are going to go over the reasons why.
Cleaning your windows properly has far-reaching benefits to you and your home. Did you know that there's also an energy-saving benefit to having clean windows? This is because the cleaner your window glass, the more sun will shine in through your windows. The more sun shining through your windows, the more solar energy comes into your home.
Solar energy is free and doesn't harm the environment, and it will warm your home: a far-reaching money saving benefit! With that in mind, make sure you follow the tips below to help you achieve the cleanest windows on the block. If you don't feel like getting wet or dripped on, or don't have the extra time, then consider hiring a professional window cleaner to do the job for you.
Paying by the pane of glass
Window cleaning generally is priced by the number of panes of glass. An ordinary double-hung window consists of two panes.
The typical window washing cost runs from $2 to $15 per pane, according to Industry standards. Alternatively, some companies charge an hourly rate. Some of our Clients have told us they are paying an average of $466 for a full house window cleaning, which may include screens and doors, but that really comes down to the Company and the services they provide.
For best results, it’s generally a good idea to have your windows cleaned twice every year. However, a number of factors, including whether many windows face the ocean, or your house is exposed to frequent storms, can affect how often your windows will require cleaning.
Figuring out the cost of window cleaning
Although window cleaning may seem like a relatively straightforward job, there are many variables that can affect the final cost:
1. How dirty is the glass? Dirtier windows generally require more tools and equipment, not to mention time.
2. Number of windows — The more that need washing, the more you can expect to pay. (The average house today has a minimum of 40 windows)
3. Ease of access — Ladders, special tools and extra time may be required to clean some hard-to-reach windows.
4. Inside, outside or both?
Selecting interior-only or exterior-only service may save you a little money today, but like most things, when you opt for the budget option pricing, you pay more in the long run. If you think you'll eventually want both sides cleaned, it's best to get them done at the same time.
There can be extra charges for:
1. Screen cleaning, which may start at 50 cents and can cost as much as $5 each, and sliding glass doors, which can cost anywhere from $2.50 to $8 per door.
2. Cleaning windowsills and tracks; the cost can range from $1.00 to $5, depending on the company.
3. Paint or stain removal, can cost from $3.50 to $8.00 for a window of average size.
4. Mineral deposit removal can cost up to $30 extra per pane if it's not included in the company's price.
5. Going up in stories: The cost of window cleaning on the first and second floors of a home or building is generally the same, but additional floors can cost up to $3 to $10 more for every window.
As you can see from the above examples, getting your Windows clean can be a costly exercise. But choosing the wrong company to perform the work will end up be a more costly mistake.