Protect your window investment with routine maintenance. Taking measures to maintain the windows will assist in ensuring that they last longer. Below we list some easy ways to maintain and clean the windows:
- Vacuum debris from your windowsill or track before washing
- Use a mix of water and mild dish soap to clean window frames on a routine basis
- Keep your windowsill or track space clean of debris or soil to encourage correct draining
- Consistently clean windows from the outside and inside of your house
When Should You Repair the Windows?
Sometimes it is possible to repair a window instead of replacing it, even if it is damaged. If the windows just require new hardware or weather stripping, a repair is probably the more effective and cheaper option. Repairing the windows might be sufficient if you are handling these.
Worn down appearance: Rough weather may lead to regular wear and tear on the outside of the windows, which includes chipped paint on your window frame. It may typically be an easy fix that involves repainting and sanding the frame to perk up the outside of your house.
Streaked or dirty glass: Cleaning the windows typically is a simple process, unless the windows are too high off of the ground to safely access. In this case, there are several expert cleaning services which specialize in house window cleaning that might be the better option. If you own double-pane windows, take note of any cloudiness or moisture between the glass panes. That might be an indication of a larger problem that might need replacing.
Insignificant hardware issues: Are your windows becoming hard to close and open? If the answer is yes, it might be the hardware which needs a bit of attention. See if there’s a build-up of debris, grease, or dirt inside the window track. A complete cleaning using a mild soap and soft cloth might be sufficient to fix the issue. Also, store-bought hardware lubricants may assist in making your windows easier to use.