Question

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?

Answer

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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