What's the best way to maintain clean windows in multistory homes/buildings?

Asked by Kathy Tanner
Del Mar, CA

We will be constructing a three and four story home on the side of a slope with very difficult access to the numerous windows that will be used for daylighting. Do you have any suggestions for a way to clean these windows or keep them clean?


Jason Kliwinski

Answered by Jason Kliwinski

Lambertville, NJ

The Green Living and Building Center

February 27, 2011

Install windows that have a tilt-in function to allow for cleaning from the inside.

  • Marvin makes a "Tilt Turn" window.
  • They are more expensive than conventional windows, but worth the price for maintenance.

Depending on the window height, type, and location, there are other tilt-in options that may be less expensive, but I would definitely recommend including this feature as a requirement for your windows.

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