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Window Cleaning in Lake Forest

Posted on: December 24th, 2014 by townAdmin


Town & Country Window Cleaning – a family business for more than four decades – has done window cleaning for cities such as Lake Forest since 1972. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and quality of service.

As a way to better serve our customer's window, patio and storm door needs, we acquired Wilmette Glass Company in 1983. With this addition, we’re able to repair windows, screens and doors in your Lake Forest home or business. This will help you save time and money. And, if repairs are not possible, we can replace just about anything!

Three Logos

We have a full service glass shop. We install new storm windows, replacement windows, vinyl, Pella, Anderson and Marvin windows – whatever works best for your house or business. We also do mirrors, glass tops, shower doors, patio doors and insulated glass.

We are a long-time member of the North Shore community, located in the heart of Wilmette at 621 Green Bay Road. We have been at this location and will be here indefinitely. We are easy-to-find, here year after year, and convenient to Lake Forest. We don't come and go with the seasons like so many others. We have our own employees and year-round staff.

Our Town and Country Window Washing Professionals are fully licensed and insured to work in your home with the utmost integrity and skill. Our team will arrive when promised: professional, courtesy, even well-groomed. But most important of all: We’ll be ready to clean!

Your service men were very professional, very polite and very clean. I’m a widow and worry about who I bring into my home. I was at ease the whole time with your professionalism and attention to detail. The cleaning was amazing. Thank you!

~Myra E., Lake Forest, IL

I plan on having your washers back every summer! A great job at a fair price! Even had two screens repaired/replaced on the spot!

~Howard W., Evanston, IL

Get your windows holiday-ready

Posted on: November 22nd, 2014 by townAdmin


There may be no other time of year than the winter holidays where the front and sides of the house will be seen as much by your neighbors. With holiday lights, reindeer on the front lawn and even a nativity scene (or two), your home is on display for everyone to see – and to judge.

That’s why you need to make sure the outside of your windows are clean and holiday-ready using this easy-to-use checklist. As always, you can contact for all your professional window cleaning needs.


When’s the last time you took a rag with soap and water – and not just the garden hose – to each of your windows? If you’re reading this before December, now may be the time to give your windows the love and care they need to really sparkle and shine.

Window screens

If your windows have screens, they will be the first things outsiders will see in your home. That’s why you need to be sure they’re as presentable as the windows they help protect. Clean out any stains and mend any tears or holes in your screens. This can also help out with the heating bills!

Storm windows

Now’s a good time to think about storm windows as well – whether you have them or not. If you do, then you’ve made a great step in the right direction for protecting your home. Make sure you clean them inside and out. If you don’t have storm windows, now is a good time to install them before things get too rough this winter season. You never know when the polar vortex will make its grand re-entrance.

Window sills

Summer has long gone and fall is on the way out. Hopefully you’ve cleaned out all the bugs, bird droppings and dirt that have gathered on them in the meantime. If you haven’t, it’s OK – we don’t judge – but we do recommend you take action soon! As great as it would be if it were the case, snow and ice won’t dissolve yucky residue on your windowsills – they’ll only cover them until they melt in the spring.

Visit today to schedule a window cleaning appointment. We also can check your screens and sills for cleanliness, security and damage. Windows are one of the most vulnerable structures in your home, which is why you need the best!

The truth about cats and windows

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by townAdmin


Even if you aren’t a cat owner, you may be able to relate to the site of a feline staring intently outside on a windowsill. Some do it for hours and hours, day after day, and even at night.

Why do cats do this? For the more than 90 million indoor cats in the United States, their food, toys and litter boxes are indoors most or all of the time. That’s where their loving owners are, too. What’s so interesting out there, and how can you make kitty’s favorite activity more pleasurable?

The wonderful stimulations of outdoors

Cats must know that they can’t ever get to the squirrels, birds and fauna right out the window. Right? That doesn’t matter to kitty. Felines love visual stimulation of any kind. Their eyes are especially skilled at detecting movement and noticing small changes in the environment, and no location in the house is as vivid and actively changing as things are outdoors.

As tempting as cat food is, nothing beats the real thing

Want to know why kitty’s favorite toys tend to be ones that look like mice? It shouldn’t be surprising that cats crave many outdoor critters smaller than them, even if they’ve been indoor cats their entire lives. They are still cats, and cats are natural predators to birds, mice, snakes and many bugs. Cat owners with bird feeders can relate to how especially attached their cats are to the windows right outside them.

But be careful – make sure they don’t actually go outside!

As smart as cats are, they don’t always think certain things through. As enticing as the colorful land outside the window and house door is, they aren’t thinking about the scary things, such as cars, sprinkler systems and animals larger than them. That’s why if you have cats, you need to make sure that your windows and screens are secure and can only be opened by the human members of the family.

Also make sure that screens don’t have any tears or sharp edges that could hurt kitty if he or she makes an escape attempt. You should also make sure every lock on every window makes a tight, secure fit and can’t be wiggled loose by a pawing kitty.

Need help making your windows cat friendly as well as secure from the animal kingdom’s most sneaky animal?

Visit today to schedule a window cleaning appointment. We also can check your screens and sills for cleanliness, security and damage. Windows are one of the most vulnerable structures in your home, which is why you need the best!

As the seasons change

Posted on: September 11th, 2014 by townAdmin


Summer storms and humidity have probably done a number on your windows and siding. Going into the fall, the weather will change rapidly from rainy days to Indian summer. Why not let Town and Country Window cleaning give your home a thorough cleaning to make your fall and winter comfortable and cozy. We have various options on our window washing services.

Not only do we clean, but we can repair and replace your windows, mirrors, glass tops, shower doors, patio doors and insulated glass. And before you hang your Christmas lights, we offer power washing to make your home look spectacular!

Don’t skip cleaning this fall! You will be impressed and happy that you chose Town and Country to make your home shine!

Call Now For FREE Estimate!




Let the Sunshine In!

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by townAdmin


Getting enough sun each day can boost your energy levels. By opening up your curtains and letting the sunshine in, it can make all the difference. Don’t let the days go by without opening up your curtains and windows just because they are filthy!

Give Town and Country Window Cleaning a call today for a FREE estimate on your windows and siding. From total replacement, repair, power washing and window washing, we will get the job done—satisfaction guaranteed!

Since 1972, Town and Country Window Cleaning prides itself on professional, quality service. Saving you, our customers is our top priority. That is why we acquired Wilmette Glass Company in 1983—so we can better serve you!

Call Now For FREE Estimate!


Treasure Your Windows

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by townAdmin


Windows are portals to the outside world, inviting nature into your home and bringing in sunlight and fresh air. When kept clean, windows add tasteful elegance to your home, creating a pleasant and hospitable atmosphere.

Established in 1972, Town & Country Window Cleaning focuses on top quality performance with residential window cleaning. We provide a courteous and conscientious team of professionals that promise to keep your windows sparkling on a regular basis.

You’ll be the pride of your neighborhood with clean, streak-free windows that shimmer in the sun! With this high-quality service, you don’t even have to break a sweat!

Our thoroughly trained window-cleaning technicians are well prepared to tackle your job, however difficult it may be. From interior and exterior cleaning of old multi-paned windows to more recent dual-paned windows, Town & Country Window Cleaning can handle all of your window-cleaning needs!We take our training and business very seriously and your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

You can rest assured that your windows will be cleaned by a Insured and Bonded and professional window cleaner. When you choose Town & Country Window Cleaning, you won’t have to worry about those hard-to-reach upstairs windows. When you choose Town & Country Window Cleaning, you will see why we are highly recommended in Chicago and its surrounding areas.

To get in touch with us, simply call our toll free 847-256-5140 today and we will schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you.

Staging Your House To Sell

Posted on: June 20th, 2014 by townAdmin


In today’s competitive residential real estate market it is very important to pay attention to detail when selling your house.

Staging a house for sale in the Chicago area can set it apart from other homes for sale and can increase your selling price and speed of selling.

Properly staging your house includes many things, but everyone knows external looks are the first impression. From landscaping to a freshly mowed lawn, you should leave no stone unturned. And you should definitely include clean windows. Believe it or not, windows are one of the most commented on items when potential home buyers walk through a house. A little extra sun is also always noticeable.

On the other hand, if windows are dirty, have residue or fingerprints, it will detract from the overall look of the house. And if people notice that the windows have not been properly maintained they may wonder what else on the house has not been maintained.

Realtors know that bright, open, clean rooms are more likely to show well; first impressions are so important.

Contact us at Town & Country Window Cleaning to give your windows that sparkling, clean look that will help home buyers to feel right at home!

Dirty windows in the springtime: The major culprits

Posted on: May 10th, 2014 by townAdmin


One of the best parts about spring in the Chicagoland area is that you can finally walk outside without a coat (and thermal underwear, with how cold things got this past winter!) However, a major downside is how dirty your house’s windows get during the spring – and how quickly it can start.

What’s making our windows so grimy and dirty?


Bugs, bugs and bugs

Yuck! One of the most significant culprits for dirty windows are insects, and there’s no other season they like more than the spring (with summer a close second). Creepy-crawlies can dirty up your windows by smashing into ‘em, leaving residue as they attempt to climb into your house, and you can even expect some bug guts to be present as well – spilling their guts is how flies eat, after all.


Droppings – and lots of it

Another thing you can expect bugs to leave behind is droppings, but it’s not just bugs. Birds, small animals and just about any other critter can leave behind the smelly stuff just by perching on your windowsill or taking a rest against the side of your house. Not only is it dirty and hard to clean, but be careful about the bacteria too – that’s why you should wear gloves and use disinfectant when cleaning your windows when animals and bugs are around.


Pollen and dirt

When trees and flowers begin to blossom, you know that spring has finally arrived. However, it also means that seasonal allergies – and pollen – are on their way. Pollen can easily get stuck on your windows, and not only does it leave a mark, it can streak when you try and wipe it away if you don’t clean thoroughly with soap and water. The same can happen with dirt, which also begins cropping up when you begin planting flowers and vegetables in the front and back of house. (Dirt is also another reason to prevent the family dog from digging holes near the house!)



Another common arrival with spring is the spring shower, and with it, lots and lots of rain. While you’d think that rain would help keep windows clean, that’s usually only the case when windows are relatively poop-, pollen- and dirt-free to begin with. If any of those are present on your windows to begin with, the rain can make all that gunk moist, streaky and even grimier. That’s why you should keep windows clean throughout the spring, or at least give them a wipe-down when the skies start turning gray.


For more information on keeping your windows clean with spring – into the summer – contact us today at our website!


Clean your windows for more sunshine

Posted on: May 2nd, 2014 by townAdmin


Know the phrase “A morning without orange juice is like a day without sunshine?”

Like getting a jolt of vitamin C to start you day, getting your daily dose of sunshine is just as crucial to starting your day off right.

There are many benefits to getting sunlight, and luckily, you don’t always have to be indoors to get them.

Waking up

Did you know that sunshine is essential to helping you wake up? When you’re exposed to light first-thing in the morning, this sends a signal to your body to produce the chemical serotonin and reduce its production of melatonin, the hormone that helps you fall asleep. A jolt of sunshine-induced serotonin energizes you and provides you feelings of productivity, and the less melatonin in your body, the less sleepy you’ll be!

Staying happy

Heard of seasonal effective disorder? It’s the type of low-grade depression that can occur during the winter months when we are less likely to get sunshine. That’s right – without sunshine, your entire mood and outlook on life can be dramatically affected.

Losing weight and keeping it off

Did you know that sunshine can affect your waistline too? Sunshine is essential for your body’s sleep/awake cycle, and getting a proper night’s sleep is important for maintaining a healthy weight. A recent study confirmed that morning exposure to sunlight, and the healthy sleep/awake cycle that results, has been linked to slight weight loss.

To make sure your home’s windows are sufficiently cleaned to let in as much sunshine as possible, contact us today at our website!



Posted on: April 29th, 2014 by townAdmin


We can't believe it! Spring is actually here!

And it's worth blogging about twice! We encourage you to give us a call today to clean your windows in your home. We can take care of inside and out and multiple stories. You know this is one of the harder jobs to do it yourself when you're doing spring cleaning. So take the safe and easy road and give Town & Country window cleaners a call today. We can come out right away give you a quote and get to work.

Spring is finally here so why wait? Let's get it done! Call us today.