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How To Clean Aluminium Windows


Here at AluFold, our aluminium windows are built to last. They are strong and resilient and when you get them installed, you can be confident that they’ll be in place for years and still perform their best. However, that doesn’t mean you can completely ignore them. Like all household fixtures, they’ll need cleaning once in a while.

The good news is that this doesn’t require much effort. In fact, you can clean a single aluminium window in a matter of minutes. Make it a part of your regular household cleaning routine and you’ll make your aluminium windows sparkle.

What You’ll Need

Cleaning your windows doesn’t require any specialist equipment. There’s no need for anything like a pressure washer or a chemical cleaner and a few over-the-counter items will get the job done nicely. We personally recommend:

  1. a sponge
  2. a squeegee
  3. an old toothbrush
  4. washing-up liquid
  5. a hose
  6. a small amount of white vinegar (optional)
  7. and a cloth

Cleaning Your Windows

The first thing to do is use the hose to spray your windows and dislodge any loose dirt. Next, fill the bucket with warm water and some washing up liquid, then use the sponge to give the window a good old-fashioned scrub. Use your old toothbrush to clean out any awkward nooks and crannies.

If there are any particularly stubborn stains or bird mess, you can either scrub them vigorously or apply a small amount of vinegar to a newspaper and use that to clean them off. Once finished, rinse all the soap suds off and then use the squeegee to remove the excess water. This should stop any streaks from forming on the glass as it dries.

The amount of time it takes will vary, depending on how many windows you’ve got. We’d have to recommend getting a professional in to clean your top-floor window, but otherwise, it should be relatively straightforward. At the end of the day, cleaning metal windows is no different to cleaning UPVC ones.

We tend to set aside a few hours every month and clean all our windows in one go, but some people prefer to do them as and when they need to. It’s not a difficult task though and if you stick some of your favourite music on in the background, can even be quite fun. To round off, we'll leave you with one piece of advice; wash your windows on an overcast day. If it's overly bright and sunny, they'll dry quickly and you'll get streaks on the glass.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our aluminium windows, you can email us at and one of our expert staff will be happy to speak with you. Alternatively, if you’d like to get started on a project, you can request a free online quote today. We can’t wait to hear from you.