As we near the end of a colder and slightly wetter winter, many homeowners have started creating their home maintenance to-do list for spring. If you’ve started with yours, make sure to pencil in a postwinter check on your windows.
It may not look like it, but extreme temperature changes can be difficult on your windows, especially when they’re not made of durable materials. To make sure they’ll measure up to spring, summer, and fall, check for the following:
Your window frame may expand or contract in response to extreme temperature changes. This makes your windows prone to cracks and broken glass seals as they may bow during expansion or contraction. When this happens, air leaks may occur.
Depending on the gravity of the problem, you may have to consider getting replacement windows in Philadelphia with a minimal expansion and contraction rate, such as Renewal by Andersen® windows. Otherwise, air leaks can be recurring issues throughout the year.
When it’s not too cold outside, try opening and closing your window to assess its mechanism. If it gets stuck midway, you may have to clean the sill and track. After cleaning, check the mechanism again. Your window should move smoothly. If it doesn’t, get in touch with a professional. Your window may need repairing or replacing.
If you’ve ignored your insect screens for an entire season, this is the best time to check them. Spring and summer are perfect for opening your windows and letting fresh air in. If your screens have holes, you may let in more than just fresh air—dirt, leaves, and other debris too! You can repair small holes with a basic patch kit. However, you will need the help of experts for large holes and other problems.
Enjoy the rest of the year with well-maintained windows. For more information on maintenance and window replacement in Philadelphia, get in touch with our team.
Renewal by Andersen of Greater Philadelphia is your local source for durable and stylish replacement windows. As we are factory-trained, we know how to install and repair different types of windows efficiently. Call us or fill out our contact form to learn more about us, our products, and our services. We’ll be happy to hear from you.