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2 Windows That Can Make Your Home Easier To Clean

by Rasmus Koskinen

Replacing the windows throughout your home is a great way to cut down on the amount of cleaning that you have to do in order to keep your home looking nice. This is because there are window options available that can make your home easier to clean, such as windows with enclosed blinds and double-hung windows.

Windows With Enclosed Blinds

One easy way to reduce your cleaning workload is to replace your current windows with ones that consist of a set of blinds enclosed within two panes of glass. This keeps your blinds almost completely isolated, with only those parts of the blinds that are necessary to open, close, lower, and raise the blinds being accessible. The reason that this type of window can make your home easier to clean is that it prevents dust from reaching your blinds, which is great because traditional blinds can often be a dust magnet.

A nice added benefit to this type of window is that the glass will keep inquisitive pets or young children from accessing the blinds. This means that you blinds are much less likely to be damaged or destroyed. This is particularly beneficial if you have a curious cat or dog that likes to look outside and that isn't particularly gentle when pushing the blinds out of the way.

Double-Hung Windows

One of the worst parts about traditional windows is that they can be quite difficult to clean. Sure, you can easily clean the inside surfaces of your windows, but what about the exterior surfaces that are more likely to be dirty? In most cases, you would need to either forego cleaning the outside surfaces of your window or leave your home and walk around the outside of your home cleaning windows.

However, double-hung windows can help you avoid that inconvenience. This is because a double-hung window actually allows you to open the window into your home, which makes it very easy to reach and clean both surfaces of your windows. This is particularly beneficial if you have a home with multiple stories, mostly because you will not have to put yourself at risk by climbing a ladder to reach your upper floor windows.

Speak to a contractor or window dealer (such as one from Five Star Windows Inc) in order to discuss which window options would be the best fit for your home and budget. Double-hung windows and windows with enclosed blinds are great options if you want to make your home a bit easier to keep clean.