Looking for a Good Use for Old Newspapers? Clean Your Windows January 29, 2015 If you have been looking for something to do with those old newspapers you have piling up in your garage, they can actually be great at helping to clean the windows in your Toronto home. In fact, most people don’t realize that newspapers can offer a better shine to glass windows than using paper towels or simple terrycloth rags. Why are newspapers better for cleaning windows? It has to do with the type of paper that newspapers are printed on. They don’t leave streaks and will remove almost all residue. You don’t have to worry about ink getting rubbed off from the newspaper and onto the glass. In fact, you won’t notice anything left behind aside from perhaps a few strands of the newspaper that can be blown off when dried. Keeping your windows clean is essential to helping them last as long as possible. If you don’t clean your windows on a regular basis, the sun that hits it can cause the dust and dirt buildup to become burned and etched into the glass. That makes it almost impossible to remove those stained marks over time. If you have relatively new windows installed in your house, keep current with cleaning them. Make it a weekly habit to thoroughly wash down every window in your house. Even those windows that are not exposed to direct sunlight, especially during the wintertime, still need to be cleaned regularly in order to avoid staining and pitting. If you have old windows, such as windows that are 15 years or older, it’s important to consider replacing them now. Not only will you get clear, clean windows, you’ll also be able to save money on your heating and cooling expenses throughout the year. If you have any questions about general window maintenance for your new windows, contact Platinum Windows and Doors today.