Glass in one’s home can be a beautiful and relatively low maintenance building material for care and cleaning. To ensure that your glass structures look their finest for years to come, we are going share the proper cleaning tips for different types of glass you may have in your home:
Annealed & heat strengthened glass: Annealed glass is a fairly common type of glass and more than likely you have this glass in your windows. The recommended method is to use water, dish soap, a squeegee, and a microfiber towel.
Tempered glass: Tempered glass can be up to 5x stronger than annealed glass. It’s often timed referred to as safety glass because when it breaks it falls into small pieces that prevent serious injury. Tempered glass is extremely easy to scratch. Make sure you use a quality cleaner and a microfiber towel. Be careful not to scrub the window.
Low-E glass: Low-E glass has a film or coating applied to it to prevent ultraviolet rays from heating up your home. These windows are very expensive and it is highly recommended to not use any window cleaner that contains ammonia. It is imperative that a cleaner should never scrub or use any type of abrasive material to clean the window. The ideal way to clean this window is an ammonia free cleaner and a microfiber towel.
Frosted Glass: Frosted glass can be cleaned as you would non-frosted glass, but because the dirt-attracting pits in the frosted glass, it’s often necessary to use an abrasive sponge to thoroughly clean its surface. Frosted glass is also easily marked by metallic objects, requiring the use of wet-and-dry emery paper to banish any dings and streaks.
Keep all the glass attributes of your home in tip-top shape with the proper cleaning utensils and steps. For glass installation or maintenance be sure to contact Cornwall Glass, your glass experts.