STOP Scratched Glass!


By Casey MacNiven



Due to an ever increasing demand for performance in the glass industry, manufacturers have many different types of glass to offer these days.  Whether its been coated to provide insulation, designed to be more energy efficient, heat treated for safety or laminated for strength, the increased performance capabilities and wide availability of options to the consumer has made it more important than ever to hire an educated contractor.

In short, cleaning windows improperly can lead to permanent noticeable blemishes on your windows.

Unfortunately, there are many contractors out there that do not know about this. Our own personal research has revealed that only 2/10 general contractors in Durango know about Fabrication Debris. With sub-contractors this number is even lower 2/20.

The reputation of the general contractor rides on the backs of every sub-contractor that steps onto their work site. However, it is the responsibility of all contractors to protect the integrity of your home. Only problem is they can’t protect when they don’t know how.

Here are some New Construction Tips for General Contractors:

  1. Inspect windows before installing. Remove all packaging. (Look for low-e coating showing, scratches, bowed glass, damages)
  2. Cover up and leave it this way until the very last day after everything else is finished including the final clean. Windows are last.

Here are some tips for home owners:

  1. When hiring contractors at your home ask them to cover your windows
  2. Discuss your concern for construction debris left on glass
  3. Hire a cleaning company that shares your concern for scratched glass
  4. Know which windows in your home are more suceptable to damage (Tempered, coated, tinted)


“Knowledge is power”

-Sir Francis Bacon


What Is Pure Water Window Cleaning?


By Casey MacNiven




When working we have had many people stop to ask us about Pure Water Window Cleaning.

Pure Water, is water which has been filtered to remove any dissolved solids/particles from the water. Tap water is full minerals which hinder your ability to wash with water alone without leaving, marks, spots and smears etc.

When we perform pure water window cleaning we scrub your window with a brush and agitate the dirt suspending it loose on the glass. We then follow up with a pure water rinse leaving nothing but pure water on the window.  When the water evaporates you have a clean window as it does not leave anything behind on the glass.  

Is pure water window cleaning Good or Bad?

Yes, when performed by a well trained technician pure water window cleaning works well. Pure water window cleaning has become the go to method of cleaning windows commercially on low-rise buildings. In many cases pure water window cleaner is safer and does a better job.

Traditional window cleaning can leave soap suds on the edges of the glass attracting dirt.  This may increase the re-soiling rate.  For long lasting cleans-Pure water window cleaning all the way.

We do not suggest pure water window cleaning be used for a first time clean.