And when your castle has dirty windows, the king or queen can get a little testy. But unlike castles, yours isn’t a fairy tale. It takes work to keep it clean and shiny.
Gordon Exterior Cleaning has a team of residential window cleaning professionals who are mindful of your castle and how to protect it.
We take very special care not to track in mud or dirt from the outside when cleaning the inside windows. Further, while working at your home, our window cleaning experts will maintain a professional decorum – they will not use profane language or smoke – in short, they will be on their best behavior at all times.
Regular window cleaning to keep your windows clean is more than just keeping up appearances. It feels good knowing that the windows of your house sparkle and give your home the added curb appeal of beautiful and regular maintenance because friends, family, and visitors do notice. At Gordon Exterior Cleaning we also offer a residential window cleaning program called ‘Clean It and Forget It’ where each month or quarter we come and clean your outside windows for you including the glass, the surrounds, the frames and the supports for one low annual price (or pay monthly if you wish). No contracts or hidden fees. Contact us for more details.
Gordon Exterior Cleaning services are competitively priced and our estimates are calculated by the pane for our window washing service. We routinely check the marketplace to be sure our prices are lower or at most, right in line with reputable insured competing companies. No surprises.
We truly believe in providing an excellent service at a fair price. Sure you can find window washers out there willing to clean your windows at cut-rate, cheap prices. There are a lot of part-timers in this business, so be careful because after all, you generally get what you pay for.
It's best to give us a call for a written estimate, so you'll know exactly what it would cost to clean the windows at your home, but we've outlined some general pricing information below.
The very first time you employ our window washing team, it is strongly recommended that you have your windows professionally cleaned both inside and out, however, if you prefer, we will do just the outside with or without the screens. We try to accommodate each and every single person with the ultimate goal of gaining another satisfied customer.
Does your sprinkler system spray your glass? Do you see scratches on your windows when the sun passes over? Glass scratches and hard water stains are numerous and can occur at any point during the life of a window. The use of high quality industrial grade cleaning agents and professional know how can save you 40% to 60% over the cost of glass replacement, while maintaining the structural integrity of the surrounding window frames and sills. Gordon Exterior Cleaning can help eliminate or reduce the appearance of:
Glass can be severely damaged from water. Water being overspray from lawn sprinklers or water run down from precast concrete buildings can cause hard water spots that are very difficult to remove.
Damage is also very common from inexperienced window cleaners trying to remove hard water spots. Know the acids and chemicals you are using before you cause more damage than you started with. Tin Etch Haze is one common result of using the wrong acid on float glass.
No, we do not and do not recommend this service. The moisture can be removed, but may come back and the integrity of the window is already damaged and should be replaced.
Construction workers putting tools on windows, plasterers, wiping plaster off glass, painters and texture crews dry scraping glass, untrained window cleaners removing construction debris from glass, and defective tempered glass can all result in scratched glass. The construction industry is a very common place to find scratching of glass. Protection is becoming more popular in recent years, but some builders still have to learn the hard way from their plasters, brick layers and welders. Also, in recent years there has been a major scratching problem on new houses and buildings, which is a result of poor quality heat-treated glass, commonly called 'defective tempered glass'.
No. Metal scrapers and razor blades alone will not scratch glass. However, abrasive materials, such as sand or fabricating debris from the tempering process, trapped by a metal scraper or razor blade, can scratch glass.
Yes. Most single scratches can be removed from glass. It's very difficult to remove scratches over the entire surface of defective tempered glass. If attempted, glass distortion may result.
Yes, but we do not recommend that practice. Removing chips requires the removal of significant amounts of glass and often results in severe glass distortion.
A scratch you can catch your finger nail in can usually be removed. Scratches much deeper than this might result in glass distortion.
Yes. With the proper equipment, most acid graffiti can be removed from glass without any distortion.
Restoration systems that use dry abrasive disc to remove glass damage will create glass dust, which can be very dangerous to operator and the surrounding area. Most companies use dust masks or respirators to protect the technicians.
We offer our clients a satisfaction guarantee warranty on every job we restore.
Most damage can be removed with distortion free results but not always. When extreme damage needs to be removed, that might result in some surface distortion. The amount of distortion will depend on the type and amount of surface damage. We will inform the client prior to any work being started, if there might be noticeable distortion as a result of severe damage to the glass surface. The client can make an educated decision at that time, if they want to proceed with glass restoration or replace the glass.
Most glass restoration will result in like new results. Again, this will always depend upon the type and depth of damage being removed from the glass surface. Talk to your technician before any restoration is started. This way you will have an expectation of the results before signing any contract.
We offer free glass restoration demonstrations on large jobs only. This will guarantee the client will know what to expect from our services, how long it might take and if they will be satisfied with the results, before they commit to signing a large glass restoration contract.
All types of glass can be restored. Annealed, tempered, heat-strengthen, mirrors and laminated.
Scratches can be taken out of all tempered glass. Tempered glass is much stronger and can withstand much more stress during the restoration than annealed or laminated.
Low-e coated glass comes in two major types. A hard coat and a soft coat. Hard coat low-e coatings can be located on the exterior surface of the glass, which might be the surface the damage is located or opposite the coating. If the damage is located on the coated surface, you cannot remove the damage without removing the coating. There are many new coatings coming onto the market these days and you should check with your glass supplier to see if there is any coating on the surface being restored. If there is, I would not suggest restoring the glass.
To remove scratches or acid etching from glass, you must lower the surface of the glass to remove the damage. It would be the same for sanding out a scratch in a wooden coffee table. The trick is to remove no more glass substrate than necessary to remove the damage and blend out the area while performing the restoration to avoid any unnecessary distortion.
Generally, most scratch or acid damage can be removed. It's more a matter of, does the glass have a coating on the damaged surface, how long it will take, how much the client is willing to spend, will it be cost effective and will the amount of distortion be unacceptable.
Example: If you have a small window with widespread damage that is very deep. It might be better to replace the glass. If the glass has very deep chips, such as you would see around welding and iron grinding, that glass will almost always needs to be replaced.
The client can have Anti-Graffiti film applied to the glass once its restored to its original condition. This is a small investment to protect your glass from future vandals. Most graffiti film will not be affected by paints or acid etching, but always double check to make sure.
Expect to pay anywhere from $50.00 to $100.00 per hour. Travel and difficulty in getting to the glass damage would also enter into the restoration price and how fast it could be completed.
You should always get an estimate and request a demonstration if it's going to be a big job. Make sure the company can perform the restoration to your expectations and at a reasonable price.
You should expect to save half the replacement cost and it's not unusual to save more. It all depends on the severity of the damage, signage to be replaced, type of glass and time saved to resolve the issue.
Restoring glass is all about lowering the surface to remove the damage. Depending on how severe the damage is, the correct procedure should accomplish the goal. Light scratches can be polished out, deeper scratching would take slight grinding followed up with polishing.
Extensive damage will take a more aggressive approach, which comes with risks of glass breakage, surface distortion and unsatisfactory results. Again, glass is a very unforgiving substrate and will show any mistakes that are made during the restoration process. Some restoration mistakes can be corrected, but some, especially surface distortion are fatal mistakes and most cannot be fixed.
It used to be around 1" from the edge could be removed, but in recent developments, you can get as close as 1/2" in some cases. The challenge is in the corners, but rarely are there scratches in the corner. The client will have to decide if enough scratch damage can be removed or would they rather pay for a new window at a higher price.
Tinted (not surface tint) glass is no different to restore than clear glass. Tinted glass will show more dullness and take a little more time to restore, but yes, tinted glass can be restored.
No. Removing the scratch damage actually makes the glass pane stronger. The scratch in the glass makes the pane weaker in that area and is more susceptible to fracture if pressure is applied to the damaged area. The depth of the scratch would reflect the possibility of breakage. Glass cutters are used to score (scratch) glass before "snapping".
The client should be 100% satisfied with the restoration of their glass. That is not to say it is possible to restore every window like new. But, the client should be told up front and before any restoration is started, what can be expected. No surprises.
We do not charge for estimates within our immediate area. Restoration estimates outside that area can still be given if the job is large enough to justify the travel cost. Projects out of town will be assessed a travel fee, but if the job is large enough and we are contracted to perform the restoration, the fee will be waived.
We maintain full general liability insurance, workmen's compensation insurance on all our technicians, and have full coverage on all our company vehicles.
Sometimes, but normally not. There should be hardly any evidence to show the window was damaged, if the glass restoration was performed by a qualified technician, performed correctly and with the proper equipment.
Glass restoration is always done on site and never removed. If the glass needs to be removed in a building, it would probably be cheaper to just replace it.
But in time even your sanctuary will accumulate the elements, and mold, mildew and grime will take over your home, your concrete, or your deck making it look unattractive and unkept. And when your sanctuary is not beautiful and appealing, people do notice. It takes work to keep it clean and welcoming.
And we have a team of residential pressure washing professionals who are mindful of your sanctuary and how to protect it. We take very special care not to leave the grounds of your property not cared for. If we move something, we move it back. If we use your garden hose, we put it back. If we turn on your water, we will turn it off. Further, while working at your home, our window cleaning experts will maintain a professional decorum – they will not use profane language or smoke – in short, they will be on their…
Professional pressure washing services will become important to you as your home ages because you will occasionally want to knock off the dirt, mold and mildew around your home to not only preserve the look but also to keep it from prematurely aging. Often times the best feature of pressure washing is the WOW! effect created when it's all clean. Most people never knew just how dirty something was until they see it clean again. But how do you know who is a good contractor to hire for your home and who you should stay away from? Here are some easy tips to insure you find the right pressure washing service to trust while at your home.
Cleaning Gutters is laborious and dirty, no homeowner enjoys this task.
Call us and we’ll get it done quickly and efficiently. Homes can benefit from gutter cleaning. Keep yourself and family members safe; have us do the work for you.
It can be nice to relax with a warm drink cozied up while listening to the rain outside. However, it is a completely different experience looking outside only to see rainwater flowing over the edge of the gutter line. Cleaning the gutter system is an unavoidable, time consuming and physically challenging task. Improperly functioning gutters can lead to a rusted system where replacement becomes inevitable. The primary function of the gutter system is to move moisture and rain away from the home, preventing leaks and flooding to the home's interior. When debris is in the gutter, water gets trapped and freezes in winter, forming ice dams. When the ice dams begin to melt, water gets under the shingles and works its way into the homes ceilings and walls causing water damage and mold. Research indicates that 87% of all exterior home mold starts in the gutters. Plus, ice dams are heavy and cause harm not only to the homes interior and roof, but also to the gutter system itself. This damage can be greatly reduced by having the gutters cleaned out regularly.
How many times have you looked at your gutters and wished you could remove those ugly black stains? These stains are the result of electrostatic bonding of tar and asphalt from the roofing material and other debris to the aluminum.
Gutter polishing makes eaves look like new. The polishing process removes these stains, discolorations, and mildew. Many home owners are not aware of our gutter polishing service and may spend needlessly to have gutters replaced when a gutter polish would provide the same result at a fraction of the cost.
Gutter polishing is the cleaning of the "face" of your gutters. Pressure washing will remove some grime (during a house wash service), but in most all cases a hand polishing is absolutely required to restore gutters to a "like new" condition. We clean the stains by hand or using a brush with a proprietary cleaning solution.
We get on the ladders so you don't have to.
Gutters scheduled twice per year. You don't have to worry, we call you or get set up on 'Clean it and Forget It' auto scheduling.
All debris hand bagged and removed off-site.
Downspouts checked to ensure proper flow.
Less chance of ice dams and mold.
The price of gutter cleaning depends on a number of factors including:
Every home is different and should be looked at independently of any other home. A 'one-price-fits all' quote is not how Gordon Exterior Cleaning approaches your individual job.
None of our competitors offer a guarantee this strong. If you find any marks on the glass caused by the rain, we will come back. Simple as that.
Your windows are guaranteed to look great in any kind of weather. Whether it’s 90 degrees and sunny or it rains during or after your window cleaning service is completed, you can rest assured that your windows will look great! If for any reason you are not pleased, let us know and we will make it right. Please contact us within 14 days of your window cleaning service if your windows get dirty because of the rain, so that we can promptly address your concern. We feel as comfortable with this as we do with any other guarantee. Why? We’ve never once been called back because rain ruined our work! Every time we’ve followed up with customers they were amazed how clean their windows stayed, even after it rained!