Business owners are often “do-it-yourselfers” by nature. If there’s something they (or their employee) can do alone, it makes sense to save money with the DIY route. There are several areas of the business, however, where doing it yourself would be unsafe, ineffective or costly with time and resources. That’s when a professional makes more sense.

Window cleaning is one of those areas. It may seem like a simple task that you can give to one of your employees, but hiring a professional window cleaning company instead can provide advantages that outweigh the cost. 

Let’s compare these two window-cleaning options for your business.

DIY Window Cleaning Pros and Cons 

Here are the advantages and disadvantages to cleaning windows yourself:


  • Cost: Cleaning windows on your own can save you money as you won’t have to hire a professional service.
  • Convenience: You can clean your windows at your own pace and whenever it’s convenient for you.
  • Familiarity: You know your windows best, and you may be more inclined to pay attention to specific problem areas.


  • Time: Window cleaning can be a time-intensive task, especially for larger commercial buildings with numerous windows.
  • Skills/equipment: Achieving streak-free, professional results requires skill and the right equipment, which you may not possess.
  • Safety: Cleaning windows at height can pose safety risks if you’re not trained or equipped for it.

Professional Window Cleaning Pros and Cons

Here are the advantages and disadvantages to hiring a professional window cleaner:


  • Expertise: Professional window cleaners are trained to deliver exceptional results using the right techniques and equipment.
  • Time savings: A team of professionals can efficiently clean your windows in a fraction of the time it would take for a DIY attempt.
  • Safety: Trained window cleaners have the necessary safety equipment and experience to handle window cleaning at various heights.

Apart from the cost, there aren’t many cons to hiring a professional. But even this “disadvantage” often results in justifying the expense due to the streak-free, crystal-clear results. Some other factors to consider are scheduling (you’ll have to plan in advance when you want them to clean) and access to the property (you’ll have to be there or coordinate access).

If you’re considering hiring a professional window cleaner or doing it yourself, Fernic Building Solutions would love to show you why the former is the best option. Contact us today for a no-obligation quote and we’ll help you get started.