Spring is just around the corner in Tennessee. So now’s a good time to get a head start on your routine home maintenance! One of the best places to start is your windows. Because they’re a major contributor to your home’s overall comfort and energy efficiency, keeping them in excellent condition will help you be prepared for the warmer months.
Renewal by Andersen® of Nashville, your trusted source of quality replacement patio doors and windows, shares some maintenance tips:
Inspecting the Windows for Signs of Damage
Winter’s freezing temperatures can do a number on your windows, so check for damaged window components, and have them addressed promptly. Some of the issues you should look for include decaying window frames, cracked glass panes, and loose caulking.
Apart from this, look for other signs you need an upgrade. Windows that are sticky and difficult to operate, for instance, can pose a safety hazard, especially for the young and elderly. Meanwhile, drafty windows can cause a sudden increase in your energy bills. In both cases, it’s better to invest in a window replacement.
Cleaning the Windows
When it comes to the glass panes, you can start by wiping dirt from the surface with a duster or a dry, soft cloth. Apply mild soapy water or a liquid window cleaner to the glass, and wipe it with a cloth in a circular motion. Then, use a squeegee to remove the solution. We recommend cleaning your windows on cloudy but dry days to reduce the glass cleaner residue on the surface. This applies to your sliding doors as well. To prevent damage, avoid solvents and abrasive solutions.
For the sash, grilles, and frames, you can use a mixture of mild soap and water for cleaning. Use an old toothbrush or a soft cloth to remove dirt and debris from the window sash, frames, sills, and grilles. By keeping your windows spotless, you not only maintain their beauty but also reduce the risks of premature wear.
Renewal by Andersen of Nashville can provide you with more maintenance tips for your windows and patio doors. We also perform professional inspection, repair and replacement. Give us a call today at (615) 238-9463 to get started. We serve homeowners in Nashville, TN.