Best Gloves for Cleaning Windows

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

With summer right around the corner, you might be working on getting your windows cleaned for the season. You will want to use some sort of gloves while working on this project due to the chemicals found in window cleaning solution. We’ve rounded up some key features you should look for when purchasing gloves for window cleaning.
Some of the most important qualities you should look for in a pair of window cleaning gloves are that they’re waterproof, offer dexterity and good grip. Depending on your climate you may need to pay attention to the insulation certain gloves offer as well as they type of material the glove is constructed out of.
You’ll want gloves that are waterproof because while cleaning windows, you’ll be in contact with lots of water and you can maintain your comfort by having dry hands in waterproof gloves. Of course you’ll want gloves that help maintain dexterity and tactile sensitivity and that fit your hands well so you can effectively clean all types of windows. While working with wet and slippery tools, you’ll want to make sure that you have work gloves that feature a grip texture on the fingers and palms so that you are able to effectively with the equipment and not drop them while working.
Two of the most common and popular glove materials for window cleaning gloves are leather and neoprene. The best type of leather to use for window cleaning is pigskin leather because it is naturally softens with use and it is durable, dexterous, and breathable. Plus, if you are using it in a cold climate, it is a well-insulated material. Neoprene on the other hand is a thick synthetic rubber that is inherently waterproof. It is popular due to its relatively low cost compared to other rubber work gloves. Neoprene also offers good dexterity and protection against chemicals. The one con to neoprene gloves is that they are not super breathable like other options.

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