10 Tips for Window Maintenance in the Summer
What can you do to keep your windows in the best condition? Here are a couple of things to add to your home-care routine.
Tip #1: Clean Them
You might wipe down the wooden windows regularly with a damp cloth to remove the dirt and dust.
Tip #2: Don’t Use Too Much Water
Try not to dampen the cloth with too much water because this could encourage rotting due to the moisture, especially with wooden windows.
Tip #3: Inspect the Windows
You may want to inspect your windows this summer to determine the frame’s condition and the sash. You might also use a metal probe to learn if you have signs of rot and need window replacement.
Tip #4: Beware of Gaps
Gaps near the window will let air enter in, and it will cause you to lose cool air from the air conditioner this summer.
Tip #5: Replace the Worn out Rubber Seal
If you notice a worn out rubber seal, contact one of the Edmonton window companies to see if you can get rubber replacements.
Tip #6: Repaint the Windows
You might repaint the wooden or metal frames every three years to protect them from the elements.
Tip #7: Damaged Window Parts
Look for holes, cracks and splinters and take care of the damage immediately to ensure the window doesn’t deteriorate further.
Tip #8: Clean Aware the Bad Wood
Take care of bad wood with a screwdriver and fill in the holes and cracks with epoxy putty.
Tip #9: Immediate Attention to Broken Glass
You should repair broken glass as quickly as possible to secure the home.
Tip #10: Touch up Windows with Caulk
This prevents drafts from entering the home, and it keeps the cool air inside the house.
If all else fails, you may want to order some replacement windows to handle the problem.
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