Helpful Tips for Spring Window Maintenance
Your windows play an important role in keeping your home functional, safe and energy efficient.
Your windows not only add functionality but also curb appeal and value to your home.
Energy efficiency starts with window care. As with any part of a home, winter cold and weather damage can take a toll on your windows.
Window replacement can be an inevitable symptom of your home and having a trusted and knowledgeable window partner to help with installation and high-quality window solutions can be a lifesaver.
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One of the best ways to reduce wear and tear on your windows is a regular cleaning schedule. Dirt, debris, and overall use can take a toll on your windows, leaving them at risk of damage that can increase your energy bills and possibly costly repairs.
Tips for upkeep of your windows
- Use a high-quality window cleaner or make your own DIY solution with 2 cups water, 1/2 teaspoon dish soap, and 1/4 cup vinegar.
- Paper towels leave streaks and lint spots on your windows. Use a squeegee or microfiber cloth.
- Use a sponge brush to tackle the window tracks.
- A wooden window frame can rot, which means you’ll need to scrape out the rotted areas and fill with epoxy putty.
- Check the weatherstripping for broken, loose or damaged pieces
Vinyl windows frames are a great alternative to wooden frames. They’re extremely easy to maintain and clean. No painting, staining and refurbishing, and you can purchase any colour, shape, and customize to suit any style.
Adding Curb Appeal
Once your windows and the hardware locks and window frames are functioning properly, it’s time to make a spring/summer checklist of home improvements that can add curb appeal to your home.
To bring in more light the MasterGrain Simulated Divided Lites Collection of doors have exquisite design patterns which include etched glass, stained glass, or bevelled and leaded glass sidelight windows.
Many homeowners are updating walls to include a collection of different sized windows called ‘window groupings’ as a creative interior design option.
Window coverings such as blinds, shutters or draperies will not only help improve your home’s aesthetics but also boost your energy savings. They help reduce heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter.
Tuning up your home’s windows and doors this summer will go a long way in helping you identify and resolve issues early before they become expensive problems in the future.