Windows and doors need to have proper maintenance in order to last as long as possible. Even windows that are labeled as maintenance-free still need to be taken care of.
Proper window maintenance can be done the wrong way. Below are examples of things that you should avoid.
Leaving your drapes or blinds down all of the time is not recommended. These limit important airflow and could cause moisture build-up. Moisture can cause mildew and mold to grow leading to rot. Raise your blinds or drapes so they are not sitting on the window sill. Allow for air to properly circulate. This can help protect you from damaged windows.
Low-E Windows & Storm Windows
Low-E windows with storm windows do not well work together. Low-E windows help to maintain your indoor temperatures. These windows reflect energy from the sun. Storm windows cause the heat to build up between the storm window and the Low-E window. This will cause your windows to heat up and damage the windows.
Sliding Window Tracks
Cleaning the tracks for your sliding windows and doors is a big deal! Not cleaning debris and dust from your tracks will lead to your window not operating properly as well as damage.
Do You Lock Your Windows?
Locking your windows is very important for many reasons. Locking your windows is safe and also helps with energy efficiency. Properly sealed windows prevent condensation, mold, and rot. Keep your windows locked when they are not open.
Renewal by Andersen of Louisville, Lexington and Evansville can. You help you find the best windows for your home. Call us today and schedule your free consultation.
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