With replacement windows designed to withstand the elements day in and day out, it’s not hard to forget that how you use them can also have an effect on how well they perform and how long they last. Fortunately, it’s easy to correct improper window use. You just have to first identify the window habits you should be avoiding.
1. Not Locking Your Windows
Windows aid in insulating your home by limiting air leakage. However, it won’t be able to do this if you leave it unlocked. Properly locking a window is important because this helps create a tight seal that keeps indoor heat in and outdoor heat out, and keeps noise at bay.
2. Not Cleaning Your Windows
Cleaning your windows is not fun but it’s something you have to do regularly to ensure your windows look and function as they should. Dirty window glass blocks natural light for one, limiting natural illumination during the day, while buildup in tracks or hinges can hamper operation, which can prevent you from getting the ventilation control you need.
3. Not Letting Your Windows Breathe
Window treatments are great but they can create ideal conditions for condensation to build up on and around your window by covering the unit. Condensation not only leads to mold growth on sills and trims eventually, but can also promote premature deterioration, pushing you to get a replacement before making the most of your window’s service life.
Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento is your leading choice for quality windows and doors. Whatever window or door you choose, you can count on unparalleled service, ensuring you enjoy 100% customer satisfaction. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (916) 779-5800 or fill out our contact form. Schedule a FREE consultation with us today! We serve Sacramento, CA, and the surrounding communities.