3 Ways to Take Care of Your Windows

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SEPTEMBER, 2016

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Understanding how to approach window care is as important as how you care for your windows. This week, we explore all things window care.

Know What Kind of Window You Have

Knowing what kind of windows you have is an important first step into keeping proper maintenance of your windows. When you know what kind you have, you can begin to take care of them. Different windows obviously have different ways of caring for them. You wouldn’t want to take care of a vinyl window the same way you would take care of a wooden window. Being educated on your windows help keep them safe. To keep your window from irreparable damage, make sure you carefully research your windows and maintenance/cleaning rules.

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Properly taking care of your windows can add years to their lifespan.

Cleaning Your Windows

Cleaning your windows is very important. Making sure your windows are cleaned regularly and properly elongates your windows life and keeps you from having to pay for a new window installation. There are countless window cleaning solutions you can make at home to clean your windows. The most effective and popular solution is a combination of water, vinegar and cornstarch. To keep your windows from streaking when cleaning, make sure to use a microfiber cloth, instead of a paper napkin. To keep rain from leaving drops on your windows, use Rain-X or another window sealant to protect your windows.

“When you know what kind you have, you can begin to take care of them. Different windows obviously have different ways of caring for them.”

Regular Maintenance/Checkup

Checking up on your windows regularly helps you make sure that your they stays clean and in proper condition. Regularly checking your windows for any damage, saves your window from major damage in the future. Regular maintenance helps you diagnose and stop a problem before it escalates. Check for any rotting in your window or holes in your sealant, that might be letting in dirt or water to damage to your windows. Check your windows for chipping paint and fix it immediately or repaint your window every 3-4 years.

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