After all the holiday festivities and fun, homeowners are left with a rather loathsome task: cleaning up. While not everyone despises housework, it’s still the kind of chore that people do not exactly look forward to. Instead of seeing it as a “job” that needs finishing, how about perceiving it as more precious time to spend doing an activity together with your family?
As you go about your home-care routine, make sure you don’t overlook your windows. This is especially true if you happen to live in a home that’s a decade old or more, as chances are you could be needing replacement windows in Waterloo IA soon. If you’re not sure whether you simply need a repair or a new set of windows, don’t hesitate to check with us at Seamless Exterior.
Before you even think about replacements, do what needs to be done to keep your existing windows well maintained. Use these five tips to prep your windows for 2015:
Tip #1: Inspect Your Windows Carefully
Some issues are undetectable, like condensation and inefficiency. Unfortunately, without regular window-care, the damage piles up which, in turn, causes deterioration. You can start you window check-up by personally inspecting all your windows for scratches, water stains, faulty caulks and seals, and other issues. This will help you gauge your options before contacting a windows company in Waterloo IA.
Tip #2: Check the Fit of Your Windows
The ever-changing weather and environmental conditions do take their toll on your windows. Frames and sashes tend to change in size due to their exposure to temperature cycles. This may result in gaps forming between window sections, which in turn encourages water and air infiltration.
Tip #3: Clean Your Windows Regularly
Ideally, windows need freshening up at least twice a year – or as needed. One of the many things you can start doing consistently is scheduling a regular cleaning time for all your windows. Avoid using harsh cleaning agents. Create a mild soap solution instead, and gently wipe the frame part. For the glass window components, you can use a glass cleaner for a sparkling clean finish.
Tip #4: Repair and Replace When Necessary
There are certain window issues that are beyond repair and call for replacement. Make sure you don’t put off the installation of new windows, to ensure your home remains well maintained. We offer the most popular window styles to match the unique needs of your structure, including the traditional bay and bow, double hung, picture, casement, and gliding and sliding windows.
Keep your windows in good shape for 2015. For more information, call us today at Seamless Exterior. If you are ready to have your old windows replaced, our expert team will be happy to be of service.