Types Of Windows We Clean

Homes and businesses have many diverse types of windows that we clean on a regular basis. Some are harder to clean than others and some require special tools to get them cleaned properly.

We can usually clean just about any window anywhere but if you are unsure of the types of windows you have then please make sure you give us a call and let us know your questions.

Also remember, you should clean your windows at least once a year. Not performing yearly maintenance can damage your windows and cause your winter heating costs to rise. It’s easy to take care of your windows and do things like get hard water stains of your windows.

Fixed Windows

Fixed windows can come in all shapes and sizes depending on where they are located. Many upper apartment buildings and businesses have fixed windows, so no accidents happen on their top floors.

Fixed windows are not for ventilation purposes, they usually provide sunlight to enter a room or allow you to view the outside. They usually do not open at all and are usually sealed with caulking around the edges.  

We can usually clean these windows easily with our water fed systems which have a pole attached for better reach.

Sliding Windows

This type of window can be harder to clean since they can have many moving parts. This all depends on the manufacturer and the make of the window. Many times, we must remove a good portion of the window to clean them the right way.

Sliding windows can be located on any floor of your house.

Skylight Windows

The skylight window is usually located on top of roofs and is for allowing light to enter a room. They usually come with small vents to allow air into your home.

These can be tricky to clean because of where they are located. These also come in many shapes and sizes. Some are flat while others are shaped like domes, which can be harder to clean properly streak free.

Casement Windows

The casement window type will be attached to its frame by a hinge and can usually open like a door on your house. They are usually easy to clean and require maintenance yearly to make sure the hinges are not either damaged or rusty.

They are great windows for most home bedrooms as they allow a decent amount of air to enter when opened. They are also usually very secure and tight and do not allow water into them during rainstorms.

Metal Windows

Metal windows are usually an excellent choice if you want durability. However, they are prone to corrosion and require more maintenance than other types.

metal windows are the type of windows that do require much more maintenance than other window types.  You can usually buy a type of paint that you can cover the windows with to stop a lot of corrosion.

There are many diverse types of windows that are made as metal windows such as a casement window.  These windows are typically easy to clean, and we usually inspect metal windows while we are cleaning them to let you know if there is any damage or maintenance that is needed.

Sash Windows

 Sash windows are an incredibly beautiful window to have in your home, however they can require high maintenance especially if they are wood. If you have this type of window in your house, please let us know when you call so we can quote you properly.

Sometimes these types of windows do require a little more effort which we charge a little more for. The reason is sometimes these windows have a lot of moving parts such as different glass panes. 

Corner Windows

Corner windows are another exceptionally beautiful type of window some homes have. These windows usually are not that hard to clean since they are located mostly on lower-level floors. They usually do not open at all. They can come in all shapes and sizes and the ones that we have seen mostly are comprised of metal.

Lantern Windows

We usually find Lantern windows on the roofs of businesses, churches, and older homes.

They were invented back in the 16th century to stop chilly air from coming into a room. And they usually have more glass located on the very top.  They can also be expensive to install in most homes. 

The other problem with these types of windows is they can be prone to leaking if they are located on a roof. They also have tempered glass and many times require special cleaning.

Clerestory Windows

Clerestory windows are a great and modern option for homes where ceilings are different heights.  They’re usually located on the top of a wall near the ceiling. They usually are easy to clean with just a ladder.

We don’t see these too much in the Cleveland area, but we have had clients that do have them in their homes.

Round Windows

Round windows can be located anywhere in a home are just require cloth and some soap to clean them. They can be made with different glass thickness and can require general maintenance.

Word Of Advice

This is a list of many of the different types of windows we clean daily for our clients. If your window type is not listed here, please let us know and we will do our best to quote you properly for cleaning.

Remember windows are something that should be maintained in your home on at least a yearly basis. If you have any questions about how to take care of them, please consult your owner’s manual or ask us.

Paris Bardo is the owner and operator of Oasis Window Cleaning. He is always keeping up to date with new cleaning technologies and helping customers daily. Paris Linkedin Profile