Spring is here again, which means it’s time to do some home cleaning and maintenance. On top of the usual vacuuming, dusting, and decluttering tasks, don’t forget to include your windows in your spring maintenance list. Having well-maintained windows can save you from untimely repair costs. As a leading windows company in the area, let Seamless Exterior share with you what you should do for proper window maintenance.
Check the weatherstripping – While modern weatherstripping material is designed to withstand repeated opening and closing, take the time to inspect your windows for gaps. These could affect your home’s energy efficiency by letting indoor cooling or heating escape through the openings.
Check the exterior for winter damage – Go around the house and inspect your windows for damage and signs of infiltration, such as cracks, discoloration, or moisture in the glass panes. You should have these problems addressed by a windows contractor as early as possible.
Test the hardware – Check all windows and make sure the hardware are working. Open the windows and check if the hinges operate as smoothly like it was when they were new, without any squeaks. Test the locks and make sure they can’t be opened from the outside. Don’t force casement window cranks if there’s resistance, as the handle may break.
Clean your windows – Most window materials might require professional cleaning services, but vinyl windows, like our Envirosealed and Parco window options, can be cleaned simply with water and soap. Furthermore, certain window styles like double-hung feature tilt-in sashes so you can easily clean them while indoors. Low-maintenance windows help you save time for your family or for the labor-intensive cleaning tasks.
In addition to easy maintenance, our window options are also designed for energy efficiency. No matter how hot or cold it gets outdoors, you can enjoy stable, comfortable indoor temperatures and savings all year long.
If you notice that you need replacement windows, call Seamless Exterior today. We provide Envirosealed and Parco window products for your peace of mind. We proudly serve homeowners in Waterloo, IA, and nearby areas. To learn more about our services, call us today at (319) 243-3600. You can also fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation quote.