How to Clean Exterior Storm Windows

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  • 1-10 hours
  • Beginner
  • 0-100
What You'll Need
Long-handled feather duster
Warm water
Mild soap

If your exterior storm windows have accumulated a noticeable amount of filth, you may be wondering how to clean them. While the task may seem daunting, cleaning exterior storm windows is a job anyone can complete in a timely and stress-free fashion.

Step 1 - Dust the Windows

Begin the cleaning process by using a long-handled feather duster to clear any dirt, debris or cobwebs from the window frames. If you require the aid of a ladder to reach certain windows, make sure to have an assistant on hand to hold the ladder steady.

Step 2 - Clean the Windows

Having given the window frames a thorough dusting, mix a cleaning solution of mild soap and warm water in a clean bucket. Now, soak your mop in the homemade solution and proceed to give your exterior storm windows a vigorous washing. While you work, make sure to pay special attention to any stained areas.

Step 3 - Apply Finishing Touches

Once the windows have been thoroughly cleaned, rinse them off with a garden hose. After your cleaning solution has been rinsed off, use a washcloth or towel to dry the windows.