Your windows and sliding doors will last longer and remain efficient with proper care and maintenance. Like in winter, you also need to prepare your windows for the warmer months. Keep in mind that windows play a vital role in your home’s comfort, and by keeping them in good shape, you can save on cooling costs.
Read on for tips on how to prepare your windows for spring.
Inspect the Weatherstripping
You will find the weatherstripping between the sash and window panes. It seals your windows to prevent air leaks. Once it starts to deteriorate, it can allow outside air to enter your home, causing your HVAC system to work harder than it should. As a result, your energy costs will increase, and your comfort may suffer.
Keep the Glass Clean
Debris can settle and build up in your windows over the colder months. When not removed, the dirt can harm the surface of your windows, resulting in early deterioration. During spring, clean your windows thoroughly with soap, water and cleaner. Make sure to only use cleaning solutions recommended by the manufacturer. It is to ensure your warranty stays valid and avoid damage to your windows.
Moreover, when cleaning your windows isn’t enough to bring back their beauty, and if they are decades old, consider investing in new ones. At Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas, you can count on us for quality window and door installation services. Our energy-efficient windows and doors are backed by some of the strongest warranties in the industry.
Check if the Hardware Is Working Properly
Don’t forget to check if the hardware of your windows is working correctly. See if you can open and close them easily and if the lock is working efficiently. If they are not operating properly, be sure to replace them immediately. Sometimes lubricating these components are enough to fix them.
Welcome the spring with fresh and new windows from Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City. Our team also installs sliding and French doors. Call us at (913) 385-1300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We work with clients in Independence, MO, and nearby communities.