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We guarantee 100% satisfaction in our work. This isn’t a tagline or a catch phrase. We pride ourselves in our work and our job isn’t complete until our clients are satisfied! I would rather have a good reputation for quality service than an extra dollar at the end of day.

-Wayne Barrows, Founder and CEO Appearances Window Cleaning of Tidewater


We have trained window cleaning and pressure washing technicians at every job site.  We know how valuable your time is, and you can trust us to do the job right the first time!


We believe that the appearance of your commercial building says a lot about what’s inside. We’ll be certain to give your customers a first rate impression of you!


We employ thoughtful and caring technicians who are aware of their surroundings and the small details that set us apart from the other guys.  We’ll treat your property, residence, and customers with the utmost care and respect!


  • WE DO NOT SKIP WINDOWS:  I’ve watched the cheaper competition rappel on your building on multiple occasions- clean one, skip one…  “Is that a blind plate?  No need to clean that; who’s going to inspect it all the way up here?”
  • OUR CUSTOMERS ARE EXTREMELY SATISFIED:  we know the timeless value of word of mouth advertising.
  • WE PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY…  with our $2,000,000 insurance policy.
  • ZERO TIME LOSS INJURIES:  we enjoy life and health and take the proper steps to ensure we continue to enjoy them!
  • MONTHLY SAFETY MEETINGS:  we are very knowledgeable and adhere to the industry practices set forth by OSHA, ANSI, IWCA.
  • WE TRULY ENJOY OUR JOBS:  aside from rappelling over beautiful sunsets, cityscapes and waterfronts, AWC fosters a healthy and enjoyable work environment to ensure our clients receive the best care from satisfied employees.
  • THERE IS NO WINDOW OUT OF OUR REACH:  when other guys just skip it or give up, we pride ourselves on figuring it out!
  • WE SPEAK ENGLISH:  AWC is an equal-opportunity employer but ensures that all of our technicians are English-speaking US citizens.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL:  every AWC employee knows what right looks like and we do it right the first time!
  • VETERAN FRIENDLY:  not only are we serving the world’s largest Naval base, but our owner is a 16-year Army Veteran and currently serving in the VA Army National Guard.


Our business was founded in 2007 under the name Wayne’s Window Washing. After serving in the Army, Active Duty from 1998-2005, Wayne Barrows left to complete his undergraduate degree in Interpersonal Communications. During this time, he worked for two years as a technician servicing and installing water purification equipment: individual, wholesale and commercial water softeners and reverse osmosis.

Although he enjoyed the work, he was itching to do something on his own. He discussed this with a friend who recommended he start a window cleaning service. 

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Make us your choice for professional, thorough, and efficient work. We know the value of courteous and reliable contractors who will not only meet the needs of your home but also treat it with care and respect. We are careful to remove our shoes when inside your home and we will work hard to ensure your highest satisfaction. We will complete the job right the first time—that is our guarantee.

We are a fully licensed, insured, and uniformed business, offering residential and commercial services.

Great quality of work. They came on time and this is the best job we had seen with our windows.
Aaron E. Chesapeake
Wayne went above and beyond for the pressure washing. Great company!
Todd B. in Virginia Beach
Arrived when they said. Very neat and polite. Completed work in a timely manner.
Homeowner in Virginia Beach
Wayne was great with follow up on phone and e-mail. Bryson who actually cleaned windows was very efficient with his time and curtious. Definitely would recommend them.
Homeowner in Virginia Beach
Project: Clean Windows Comments: It was a very professional experience from the proposal to the completion of the job. The team was respectful of the home environment, responsible and speedy. I will continue to use them on an ongoing basis.
Kimberly M.
Project: Clean Windows Comments: The young men who cleaned for us were super polite, and handled the job with expertise. We did a walk-around looking for any spots after they finished, and just a couple of places were found. They had a great attitude to fix them, and we were all happy to have the job done well.
Joan B.
I'm one of those high-maintenance women that every contractor and day laborer dreads, and if someone won't do the job better than I can, they aren't worth my dime. I hired a cleaning company five years ago to do my windows and power wash my detached garage, and the results were so appalling I thought I would never go that route again. I took a chance (based on a friend's recommendation) with Appearances and was pleasantly surprised. Don't be fooled by the fresh young faces, these guys are energetic and pride themselves in doing great work. They were also polite and well-mannered which goes a long way with me. I will use them again and would highly recommend them.
Candace T.
"We are impressed with the professionalism, ability and courtesy of Appearances Window Cleaning personnel. The technicians as well as the owner did a thorough and outstanding job, and provided excellent pricing. The results are superior and we are very pleased."
"I found Wayne and his team to be extremely professional through both the estimation process and the actual cleaning. Not only was I impressed by the quality of the work and the professional appearance of the team, but also the fact that Wayne took the time to contact me personally after the job was complete to assess my satisfaction. I would definitely recommend AWC Tidewater for any commercial or residential window cleaning opportunity!"








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