Performing regular window maintenance will help to extend the life of your windows which in turn will keep expenses down and your home beautiful!
" an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"
Keep Window Tracks Clean
The tracks upon which the sashes operate should be kept clear of all debris, dust and dirt at all times to ensure proper functioning. Cleaning can be performed using a vacuum cleaner attachment, duster, or a dry cloth. If window tracks require lubrication, use only silicone spray which will not attract dust or dirt.
Inspect Weatherstrip Regularly
Weatherstrip functions to insulate a window and prevent against airflow which keeps your home comfortable and your energy bills low. To preserve your windows weatherstripping, you want to clean it from time to time. For loose or cracked weatherstrip, contact your window repairman or window supplier to order a replacement.
Go Easy On Hardware
Do not use excessive force when opening or closing your windows. If the hardware is not functioning properly, the use of excessive force may damage other parts of your window, requiring an unnecessary and costly repair or replacement.
Ensure Wood Windows Are Primed or Stained Properly
To protect against moisture infiltration, make certain that every section of exposed wood is protected by priming or staining. Moisture infiltration has the potential to severely warp windows and doors which would result in malfunctioning in addition to possibly voiding manufacturer's warranty.
Inspect Caulking Regularly for Cracks
To ensure your window is working at optimum performance, inspect caulking regularly. Cracks within the caulk may allow for air and/or moisture infiltration into your home and can be repaired using store bought sealant.
A few simple maintenance tasks can preserve your windows, keep your energy expenses low and your home beautiful. For more information on window maintenance contact Original Window at (516) 775 3353.