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The benefits of window sunscreens are plentiful. Made out of mesh and wires and mounted on a frame, these protective coverings on the windows keep us safe from the scorching sunlight in hot Arizona summer. Not only this, but they protect our homes and belongings from damaging UV rays, keep us safe from the gazes of unwanted passersby and keep the electric bills from going off the roof, and are a great way to increase the curb appeal of the property.
However, these protective sunscreens are not everlasting. Over time, they can get damaged, worn out, or torn and must be replaced for continued protection.
Keep Your Sunscreens Lasting for LongHere’s how you can clean your sunscreens and increase their longevity:
1.Use Proper EquipmentYou need to use proper equipment to remove the sunscreens from their frames. Tools like screwdrivers and pliers will come in handy when you attempt the removal process. You also require a mild detergent, a wide bucket, a hose, a clean, soft cloth, and a bristle brush.
2.Remove the Sunscreens From Your WindowsWhen you remove the sunscreens from the windows, gently set them against a wall or a clean surface. To avoid harming them, you must treat the screens with extreme caution.
3.Scrub the Sunscreens CleanMake a cleaning solution by mixing a mild soap or detergent with water. Dip your washcloth or bristle brush in the cleaning solution, and then start scrubbing the screens. Move your cloth or brush horizontally first and then vertically.
4.Rinse With Plenty of WaterUse a hose to rinse the screens and remove the soap or detergent. Wash thoroughly so no residue gets left behind. You do not want to see white spots on your window sunscreens after a day or two.
5.Let the Sunscreens DryWait for the sunscreens to air or sun-dry before replacing them over the windows. Place them against the wall to dry them on their own.
6.Reinstall the Sunscreens with CareOnce they’re fully dried, reinstall them on the windows using the same tools, and as before, exercise caution to prevent damage.
If, at any step of the process, you find the task harder than you anticipated, do not go any further and call the experts to help and prevent any damage to your screens.
Final ThoughtsWindow sunscreens come to the rescue when insulating the whole house is not an option, and you do not want to overspend on your electric bills. With the option to remove and store them for the winter months, they are a practical investment. It is important to note that they work best when mounted on east or west-facing windows because that’s where the sunlight makes its way inside the house. Tasked with such an important mission to lower your electricity bill and keep you safe from harmful UV rays, it is only fair that you reach out to your trusted sunscreen company for sun-proofing your windows.
Window sunscreens are an investment that keeps on paying. It is, therefore, important to maintain and repair them at the first sign of trouble.
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