Back when rubber squeegees weren’t invented yet, window cleaners used towels to clean windows. This would often become tedious, because the cleaners back then would either have to use a lot more towels per day or simply not do a good job in cleaning a window. Using a damp towel simply leaves all sorts of smears.
Nowadays, window cleaners work much more efficiently, as they only use certain types of towels as part of their main arsenal. As experts in roof repair and windows, we’re here to share what the pros usually use.
Chamois – Often used for automotive detailing, chamois are also great for windows since they are especially effective at absorbing water while wiping. A fair amount of window cleaners also use this frequently in their job.
Cotton Towel – These common towels work well after they’ve been washed and dried several times to remove the lint. A large bath towel can be used as a drop cloth, while a hand towel works well for detailing. They’re generally absorbent and relatively inexpensive.
Surgical/Huck Towels – This is actually popular among contractors who specialize in roof repair and window cleaning. They’re highly absorbent, and with just the right size, you can just “huck” them in the truck when they get too dirty.
Microfiber Towel – This is not often used for cleaning frames and sills, but is more often used for detailing the glass itself because it can be incredibly absorbent and rarely leaves smears.
Scrim – This is the go-to detailing towel in the UK, which is the birthplace of window cleaning. A scrim is a large hemmed piece of Irish line. Some window cleaners claim they can detail a whole house with one scrim and that they still work well even when damp.
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