When the holidays come, whether it’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, the Fourth of July or any other holiday or special occasion, many people enjoy decorating their windows. Various holiday window treatments often are used to create a special feeling inside the home as well as outside, such as spray-on frost or Halloween and Christmas decorations that might be taped-on, self-adhesive, utilize a suction device or some other means of adhering to windows that likely will leave some sort of residue. Depending on the type of window, removing the decorations could pose a problem for many homeowners and often times better off left for professional window cleaners to remove and clean.
Some Windows Can’t Be Scraped
Tempered glass and other hard glass surfaces generally respond well to metal scrapers and razor blades when it comes time to remove window decorations, but care must be taken even with such windows. If a metal scraper has a burr or is dull, it could gouge or scratch the glass surface. And even a new razor blade with a flawless surface could scratch or gouge a window if used improperly. If a window surface is tinted, scrapers can’t be used at all, and some common home cleaning products for windows also can’t be used because they can remove some of the tint. Professional window cleaners generally know best how to deal with common holiday decorations and window treatments to remove them and clean the window surface without damaging it or creating a mess inside homes.
Warm, Soapy Water Works Best
When removing window decorations, it’s best to use warm, soapy water to soften and remove any residue, window frosting or other decorations that leave a residue or other surface contamination. Care must be taken to prevent too much water running down onto the painted walls and carpeting. Professionals can protect such items and help to get windows as clean as possible.
What kind of window decorations do you use during the holidays?