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There are many different types of windows. Each type opens differently and experience is needed to do a good job in cleaning. When inquiring about our service, please let us know what type of windows you have and any other useful information that you think we might need. This is important in estimating the time and cost of the job.  Thanks!

 

 


WINDOW TYPES:


Sliding Windows
 

This type of a window is very common. Both, the top and bottom slide up and down past each other. In older windows the frames are usually wooden and in newer generatin of windows they are metal or vinyl. Picture on the right shows one window.

 

Tilt-in Windows (Sliding)
 

These windows slide up and down. Usually they have metal or plastic frames. Both the top and bottom has two clips, one on each side. When these clips are moved to the inside the window can be tilted in for washing. Picture on the right shows one window.

 

Storm windows

Storm windows are double windows. Usually the outside window is a thin framed glass that slides up and down. It has to be removed into the apartment in order to be washed. These are just like sliding windows for the exception that they are not framed and are removable. On a picture these windows would look like sliding windows above and would be counted as two windows.

 

Big panel or picture windows
 

There are several types of big panel or picture windows. These windows are usually from the newer generation. They have metal or plastic frames. The two most common types are horizontal sliding windows and door-type windows. The sliding windows slide past each other in a horizontal track. The door-type windows open to the inside of the apartment just like doors. Sometimes there are three windows in a row and the one in the middle is fixed while the two side ones open like doors. The picture on the right shows three windows.

 

City Quiet or City Proof
 

These windows are designed to block the noise from the street. They are usually installed from the inside of the apartment. This means that there is a second set of windows in front of the original windows. The price is doubled for these windows. They have to be removed into the apartment to be cleaned. The outer window can then be accessed for cleaning as well. The picture on the right shows the inner window layer in front of another window layer. Picture on the right shows six windows.

 

Small pane windows
 

Small pane windows are french style or similar. They are made of small panes and take much longer to clean. These types of windows are usually found in colonial homes.

 

General information (screens):

In addition to windows, we often clean the window screens for our customers.  We wash them outside with a pressure hose and brushes.

 


 

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