Spring is a great season to accomplish home remodeling and maintenance projects. Like any part of your home, your windows also need to get ready for the warmer weather. Windows are essential in keeping your home comfortable, fresh and protected.
Get your windows ready for spring with these helpful tips.
Inspect Your Windows for Damage
The first thing you need to do is to check the condition of your windows. Check their interior and exterior for gaps and cracks. Damaged seals can cause air and water leaks, which can lead to higher energy costs, mold growth and water damage. Problems can be more apparent on your exterior since they experience more wear from outside elements. Look for chips or cracks on the glass that may have developed due to debris.
Clean the Glass
Dirt and debris may have stuck to your windows over the winter. Your windows can prematurely age and get damaged when you don’t remove the dirt. This spring, clean your windows thoroughly with soap, water, and the recommended cleaner by the manufacturer. Once your windows are squeaky clean, consider cleaning your doors too.
Check the Window Hardware
Don’t forget to check the hardware of your windows. Make sure that they open, close and lock properly. Have malfunctioning hardware repair or replaced. In some cases, it would also help to lubricate the moving parts. When your windows are aging and in bad shape, consider getting new ones. With energy-efficient windows, your HVAC system doesn’t need to work as hard to keep your home cool, resulting in lower utility costs.
When it’s time to replace your windows, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento. We only install quality and energy-efficient replacement windows and doors. Call us at (916) 779-5800 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We work with homeowners in Sacramento, CA.