Do you find it impossible to get your windows clean because of a white residue or a rough surface?
Often, glass companies and many window cleaners tell clients that there is nothing that can be done about the white mineral deposit, or hazy buildup on their windows. The owner of a window business recently told me about customers frequently coming to his store to inquire about a way to remove that "white junk" from their windows. He has tried CLR, and even razorblades to no avail. I even heard of a window cleaner telling a client that the next time he came he could try to power-wash the windows to see if that would remove the stains. It won't work!
We can treat it! There is no need to spend money on "attempts" to get your windows looking new, and there is no need to replace the glass - let us get them clear again!
What is that stuff on my Windows?
Window's glass appears "hazy" and has a white "etched" look. Causes:
Metal around exterior window has been exposed to rain or humid conditions causing the metal to slowly deteriorate and become "oxidized". Most commonly seen on windows with metal frames or metal screens, this condition penetrates glass and renders regular window cleaning techniques ineffective.Hard water stains:
Window's glass appears to be etched with white "tear drop" shaped deposits. It can also appear as though a substance has been "dripped" down the window's surface. Causes:
Hard-water stains occur when rain water travels over the exterior building's surface i.e. (concrete, paint, and stain), and deposits minerals from these surfaces onto the window below. Acid rain, salt spray, sprinkler systems, and rust can also create this "undesirable" condition because they carry and deposit harmful minerals to the glass's surface area.
Restoration is the most cost effective way to keep your windows looking new. Restoration costs about 20% of what it costs to replace a window. Once they are restored, having them washed on a regular basis should keep them looking new!
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