Summer is a great time to work on projects around the house, like window maintenance. In today’s post, window replacement contractors from Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia give you some summer maintenance tips for your windows.
Over the winter, the debris and dirt residue can damage the surface of your windows. This usually collects in the sliding part of the window, making it difficult to close as well as making your sill look unkempt. Failure to remove this debris build-up regularly can shorten the lifespan of the unit. We recommend following these cleaning tips:
- Make a cleaner mixture from soap, water and window cleaner
- Brush off the dirt on your window from top to bottom
- Wipe the mixture residue to avoid streaking and glares
- Dry off your window and sills to prevent mold and mildew growth.
Inspect Window Panes
Be sure to visually check your windows for any problems. You might have noticed cracked or broken window panes. If the cracked panes cannot be fixed, you may need to install replacement windows.
Replace Weather Stripping
The weather stripping is an important part of your windows that helps prevent moisture from entering into your home. Over time, as the weather stripping is exposed to the elements, it loses its adhesion properties. Luckily, weather stripping is easy to replace. While you’re at it, be sure to replace any damaged caulking as well.
Look Out for Water Damage
Even if your windows are new, be sure to check the seals on a regular basis. Look out for signs of moisture damage or mold and mildew growth. Even if there is no water present on your windows, there may be a leak occurring right under your nose. If you spot these window problems early on, it will be easier to fix with a simple caulk.
In need of replacement windows or window maintenance? Call on Renewal by Andersen of Greater Philadelphia! We carry the best windows and doors available in the market. Call us at 610-563-2190 or fill out our contact form for a FREE quotation! We serve customers in Philadelphia and the rest of PA.