How Much Is Professional Window Cleaning?

Think cleaning windows is a real pane? Leave it to the professionals. Learn how much window cleaning services cost.

Keeping your windows cleaned is essential to giving the exterior of your home a vibrant look, and it allows you to admire the world outside from the interior of your home without having to squint through fingerprints and grime. Regular cleaning also prevents calcium and other mineral deposits from forming on the glass and window frames. Screens and window sills get dirty as well, and many professional window cleaning services offer solutions for getting them cleaned. If you plan to sell your home, experts suggest that washing windows is the pre-sale improvement with the best return on investment as measured by higher selling price.

Typical Costs for Professional Window Cleaning Services

The cost should include cleaning the windows inside and outside as well as cleaning the track and sills.

  • Low-End Estimate: $2 per pane
  • High-End Estimate: $7 per pane

The style/shape of a window can affect the overall cost. MrWindowCleaner.com offers a guide for the various types of windows that professionals will clean.

Contact your neighbors to see if they'd like window cleaning services from the same company. Bulk work often results in as much as a 20% discount from the company.

Additional Costs for Window Cleaning Services

Cleaning Screens

  • Low-End Estimate: $2 per screen
  • High-End Estimate: $5 per screen

Note: Some companies will not clean broken or torn screens.

Cleaning Windows on 2nd/3rd/4th Floors

  • Low-End Estimate: $3 per window pane
  • High-End Estimate: $5 per window pane

Cleaning Sliding Glass Doors / Other Doors with Windows

  • Low-End Estimate: $4 per door
  • High-End Estimate: $9 per door

 Cleaning Storm Windows

  • Low-End Estimate: $10 per window pane
  • High-End Estimate: $20 per window pane

Removing Mineral Deposits

  • Low-End Estimate: $10 per window pane
  • High-End Estimate: $20 per window pane

Removing Paint/Stains

  • Low-End Estimate: $4 per window pane
  • High-End Estimate: $6 per window pane

What to Expect from Window Cleaning Services

  • Once you've scheduled an appointment with the window cleaning service, make sure you remove any obstructions in front of the windows (especially if you have storm windows and the sashes need to be adjusted from the inside). Draw back the curtains and window treatments.
  • They should clean the storm windows (if applicable) and the interior surfaces of each window. 
  • They should unlatch the screens in preparation for window access from the outside, cleaning the screens if you've paid for that service.
  • They should sweep out and clean the sills from the outside and then wash the exterior surfaces of all windows.
  • They should replace the screens, and then detail each window to verify no spots were left on them.
  • When they have finished, they should reassemble the storm windows (if applicable) and verify that everything is back in its original place.

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