man painting window frame

As Andy Dwyer from the TV show Parks and Recreation once said, “Windows are the eyes to the house.” While the line is great for a laugh, there’s a lot of truth at its core. Home windows, especially the ones facing the street are a key component of the property’s curb appeal.

Regular window cleaning helps keep the glass in good condition and looking great, but what about the frames? If your exterior window frames are faded, chipped, and peeling, it’s time to refresh with a new coat of paint.

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high rise buildings

According to the International Building Code, (IBC) a high-rise is a building with an occupied floor that’s 75 feet or higher above the lowest level of fire department access. On average, a five-story building is 75 feet or higher and would be considered a high-rise. However, story height can and does vary depending on the building’s design and construction materials.

It doesn’t matter if your building is three or thirty stories tall, high-rise window cleaning isn’t something that can be ignored. Let’s look at three essential facts about high-rise window cleaning you should know.

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man cleaning second story windows

The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai has more than 24,000 windows—that’s four times as many as the Empire State Building in New York. It takes 120 window cleaners three months to wash the windows of the Burj Khalifa. While the average home has eight to ten windows, significantly less than a famous skyscraper, the glass still needs to be cared for and cleaned on a regular basis.

Skyscrapers and most other commercial buildings rely on professional window cleaning, but it’s important to note that this service also has several benefits for residential properties as well. Yes! Your home can definitely benefit from professional window cleaning.

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modern house with tinted windows

Tinted windows can offer several benefits for your home. From increasing privacy levels to blocking out damaging UV rays, tinted windows are more than just a decorative choice for your home. Depending on the type of tint chosen, the material may even help reduce home energy costs. However, when it comes to cleaning windows that feature a tint, certain factors must be considered.

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Common window cleaning

Most homeowners rely on professionals to handle the big stuff. From gutter and window cleaning to HVAC check-ups, chimney sweeping, and lawn treatments to keep the weeds away, it’s easier and more time-efficient to let the pros get it done. But sometimes our homes need sprucing up in between, especially windows because dirt and dust happen all around us.

The four most common window cleaning challenges are ones the average homeowner can feel comfortable tackling. However, before cleaning any windows, keep safety a priority.

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Historic home windows

Glass windows are an essential design element to a home and the average house has eight. It’s hard to imagine a house without windows. The ability to look out of clear glass and enjoy a view is something we often take for granted. Need a bit of fresh air? No problem, just crack open the window. But home windows weren’t always like what we have now.

According to the Corning Museum of Glass, the “first glass created by humans can be dated to about 4,000 years ago.” This first glass, made by mixing sand, soda, and lime, is credited to crafters from Mesopotamia. While this glass was used to create vessels, art, and tools, many centuries would pass before glass windows would become common for homes.

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Calm Bedroom

Stress levels have risen exponentially for many of us. Recent surveys by the American Institute of Stress and the American Psychological Association (A.P.A.) have shown that more adults are suffering from stress than a decade ago, citing stressors like the rising cost of necessities to job, family, and health stressors. About 76 percent of adults surveyed stated their health has been impacted by stress.

Reducing stress at home, even in small ways, can make a huge difference in your health and happiness. Let’s look at four ways to reduce stress at home.

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Dirty Window

Cincinnati may be slogging through winter, but spring will be here soon! Spring officially arrives on March 20 and as it blooms, so do the allergens that can make us a sniffling, sneezing, mess. Like many parts of the country, Cincinnati allergy sufferers slide into spring amid a haze of pollen and histamines.

Did you know that dirty house windows can aggravate your allergies? It’s true, but there are ways to minimize some of those issues.

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Leaking gutter

The first official day of Spring 2023 is Monday, March 20. We are less than two months from the official start of spring! While winter brings many cozy moments, spring brings the promise of new beginnings and fun summer days right around the corner. Spring also brings another round of seasonal chores for the homeowner. And at the top of that list should be—getting the gutters cleaned.

Rainy Season in Cincinnati: It’s Coming

Our region of Cincinnati has an average of 42.2 inches of precipitation every year. Precipitation in the form of rain, sleet, and snowfalls, on average, across 132 days annually here. On the flip side, we also get more than 2,500 hours of sunshine, which averages to about 107 days.

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