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High Sierra Window Washers expands services

After 12 years of professional window cleaning in the Tahoe/Truckee region, High Sierra Window Washers has become certified in window restoration. The restoration process removes fog and condensation from residential and commercial windows.

“With our extreme weather conditions, the windows around here take a beating,” said Pat Snow, owner of High Sierra Window Washers. “I’d say about 75 percent of the houses I’ve been into have at least one window that’s been affected.”

The absorbent material built into window frames eventually becomes saturated, showing fog or standing moisture between the panes of glass. During the defogging process, a drying solution is injected into the window, and a one-way valve is installed to allow moisture to continually escape. The process is complete in a few hours and results can be seen as soon as two weeks. Removing moisture increases insulation in thermal windows. High Sierra Windows offers a 20-year warranty against returning moisture.

After training with and receiving his window restoration certification from Window Medics International, Snow’s business has become the area’s only dealer for window restoration.

“The system [Window Medics] has come up with is really ingenious, but we can’t do miracles. If a window has been fogged for over a couple years or if there are dried mineral deposits, it may be too late. It’s best to get them as soon as you see any fog.”

Snow opened High Sierra Window Washers in Tahoe City in 1996, and moved to Truckee in 2002. The business has grown to five employees, serving all types of commercial and residential window maintenance needs.

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High Sierra Window Washers offers professional window cleaning and window restoration. For more information visit http://www.defogit.com. To contact High Sierra Window Washers, call 550-1370 or visit http://www.highsierrawindows.com.