If your mobile home's windows always look like they are dirty, then it is important for you to determine the cause. By getting to the bottom of the problem, you can fix the cloudiness of your home's windows once and for all.
The 3 Causes of Window Cloudiness
There are three causes of chronic window cloudiness:
- dirty windows
- glass pitted from blowing dirt
- multi-pane glass gas seal failure
Cleaning Deeply Soiled Windows
If your windows are very soiled, then there are three things you should do to clean them like a professional.
- wash window with hot water mixed with liquid dish washing liquid
- use a razor blade to remove any dried paint or dead bugs
- clean the window with white vinegar mixed with hot water
Additionally, when you clean your home's windows, you should always use newspaper to dry the glass. Newspaper will not leave behind lint in the same way that paper towels or cotton rags will.
Replacing Glass Pitted by Blowing Dirt
If your mobile home is located in a sandy area, or an area with a lot of wind, then the windows can take a beating. As the wind blows, it picks up dirt and slams it into your home's windows. The dirt takes small chips out of the window glass over time. The small pits will fill with dust and cause your windows to always look dirty.
When your window glass is pitted, then it will need to be professionally replaced. There is not a way to remove the pitting without damaging the structural integrity of the glass.
Replacing Failed Glass Panes
Most windows manufactured today are either double or triple pane. This means that they are made of multiple sheets of glass that have layers of argon gas between them. This type of window is excellent for insulation, but they are also susceptible to failure of their gas seals.
When a window's seal fails, moisture is able to get in between the panes. The moisture causes the windows to collect dirt in the gas gap between the sheets of glass. This will make your windows look cloudy, and you will not be able to reach the area to clean out the dirt.
When your window's pane has failed, then you need to have the the glass professionally replaced. Leaky window panes are both a cosmetic and insulation issues.
By getting down to the root cause of your mobile home's window cloudiness problem, you can finally fix the issue once and for all. For more information, or if you would like professional assistance, contact Beissel Window & Siding or a similar company.