How to clean Arizona sunscreens?

Arizona Sunscreens — One of the most frequent questions from Phoenix homeowners with sunscreens on their windows is how to best clean them. First it is important to know how cleaning windows affect how they work.

Arizona is infamous for their dust storms or “haboobs” and especially after monsoon season there can be a collection of dirt and dust in and around your windows and sunscreen. It is important to keep your sunscreens clean so they properly work. Cleaning the sunscreens on your house will keep the windows working efficiently to keep the heat out of your home as well as keeping the visibility high out of your windows.

Depending on the size of the mesh weave and how dirty your sunscreens get it would be advisable to wash your sunscreens and windows 2-4 times a year depending on how dirty they get and whether or not they are screwed on to your house. This is a good time to inspect the sunscreens for any rips or tears and the frame for any bending. Any of these imperfections can affect how well the sunscreens prevent heat from entering your home.

The best way to wash your sunscreen and windows to keep them clean to keep them working the best they can is to first remove the sunscreens. Next hose the sunscreens down with water until the water runs clear. Wipe (or even lightly brush) the screens inside and out with a lightly damp cloth or brush to make sure all the residue is gone. Then hose the windows and window crevices and use your preferred window cleaning solution to clean the window glass and frame. Let everything air dry before you replace the sunscreens.

With proper care of your sunscreens you can continue to enjoy the Arizona sun year-round and make sure your home stays cool year-round as well.

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