When making your spring cleaning to-do list, don’t forget about your windows! This may seem like the most exciting task, but it’s a very important one. Like the other exterior components of your home, your windows are exposed to Mother Nature 24/7 and may have sustained some wear and tear during the winter.
So, how can you effectively keep your windows in top-shape this spring? Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod shares a few handy tips that can help ensure your windows remain clean, beautiful and high-performing for years to come.
Check your windows from inside your house. The first thing to do is to inspect your windows from the inside. Look around the edges for cracks, chips and dents. Broken sealants can create air and water leaks, which in turn lead to mold and mildew growth, water damage, as well as higher energy bills. If the damage is bad enough, you may need to invest in complete window replacement.
Look for exterior damage. Take a walk outside your home to look for other problem areas, as exposure to the elements accelerates damage. Keep an eye out for glass cracks that may have been caused by debris during high winds. Address any issues you find right away.
Clean your windows. To clean your windows thoroughly, wipe the glass and frame down with warm soap and water. This will help get rid of surface dirt and dust. Use a special window cleaner on any hard-to-remove stains so you don’t damage the glass. After the soap and chemical cleaning, rinse the surface with warm water and then dry them out.
If your windows took a beating over the window, we can help you with windows replacement. By prioritizing this project, you can make sure your home has beautiful, high-performance and energy-efficient windows that will last decades. Contact Renewal By Andersen of Cape Cod at (508) 205-1200 or complete our form to schedule your FREE estimate. We serve residents in Cape Cod and the surrounding areas.