Sliding windows don’t require much when it comes to its general upkeep. Just clean and lubricate them regularly and you’ll have your sliding windows operating smoothly for years to come. Experts may also recommend you to update the weatherstripping once in a while to prevent drafts and moisture from causing damage.
Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento, a trusted company that specializes in various types of windows, such as sliding windows and casement windows, lists a few other things to keep in mind to ensure your sliding windows will stand the test of time.
1. Clean Your Windows Regularly
As mentioned earlier, regular cleaning is essential to the maintenance of your sliding windows. Dirt or debris may fall in the tracks and these may accumulate over time if left unchecked. Look out especially for metal droppings as these will eventually rust, causing problems in your sliding windows
2. Check the Screens and Replace Them if Necessary
You need to remove the screens to access and clean them more easily. If you’re not sure how to do the removal yourself, consider calling your residential window contractor for assistance. This may also be a good idea if you want to know whether your screens are already up for repair or replacement. In cleaning screens, a mild detergent usually does the job.
3. Inspect Other Components That May Need Replacement
Consult your window contractor or manufacturer to learn about specific components that require regular inspection. For example, in the case of sliding windows with rollers, you need to replace the rollers every few years as they’re prone to wear.
If you have wooden sliding windows, it’s recommended to add vinyl coating to protect the wood. You also need to re-apply the coating every few years to ensure the best protection for your sliding windows. Rot is also a common issue among wooden sliding windows, especially in humid climates, so you should ask your contractor regarding the best way to deal with it.
Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento is a trusted provider of quality window and door services. Our expertise includes sliding windows, specialty windows, custom patio doors and more. Call us at (916) 226-3359 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Davis, CA, and the surrounding areas.