Important Things To Consider For Window Maintenance

by View Crew Services | 02/25/2022

Take care of your windows, they will thank you. Being a very important part of your home’s curb appeal, it is important that your windows look good and stay looking good. A clean window will allow more natural light into your space, improving the lighting and boosting your overall mood. Regular maintenance is necessary to keep them squeaky clean and working properly. No worries, ViewCrew is here to show you how to properly maintain your windows!

Examine All Aspects Of Your Window

It is crucial that you examine your windows at least once or twice a year, this way you will be able to notice if anything is not working properly or needs to be cleaned. Be on the lookout for any cracks, paint chips, leaks, mold, or grime build-up. Also, it is a good idea to check and make sure that all functions of the window are working smoothly such as, opening and closing, locking, and screen removals. Windows are fragile, by keeping an eye on them you can avoid any further damage and you will know what needs to get fixed.

Make Sure Window Tracks and Sills Are Clean

Window tracks and sills, they are like magnets when it comes to dirt. They attract all the dirt, grime, dust, and more that comes from both inside and outside your home. Tracks are what allow your window to move up and down, so it is important they remain clean. When cleaning tracks or sills, you want to first make sure all of the loose dirt is taken care of. You can do this by vacuuming up the dirt or scooping it up with a cloth. Secondly, you want to take a cleaning solution (dish soap and water should be fine) and scrub down the tracks with a sponge. Finally, if there is still build-up in the cracks or corners, take an old toothbrush and work the bristles into the tight spaces so you can pick up the leftovers.

Window Sealants

Sealant and caulking are huge factors in your windows efficiency. A break in the seal can cause air to seep in or out of your home, losing you money. Check for any tears or holes in the sealant.
The caulking around your glass establishes a watertight seal for your windows. Harm to the caulking may allow for moisture to get in between the glass panes. This is a permanent issue and you will need to call a professional to fix it. If you have wooden window frames, this is especially pertinent to you. If moisture is allowed in, this could lead to wood rot, mold, or mildew, and possibly the replacement of the entire window itself.

ViewCrew’s Here To Help

Overall, it is important to keep every part of your window in shape. A quick cleaning of the especially dirty spots every once in a while can help extend the life of your windows, and keep them cleaner for longer. If you are building a new house or replacing windows, the safest bet is vinyl or aluminum frames. Most likely it will be cheaper, and will last longer than wooden frames.
Of course, it is recommended that you get a professional service at least once or twice a year to ensure that even those difficult to reach windows are sparkling! ViewCrew employees are trained to spot and point out any issues with your windows, while doing our best to fix or help you in any way possible! When’s the last time you had your windows serviced?

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