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Are You Guilty of These Bad Window Maintenance Practices?

Maintenance is crucial to the longevity of your windows. However, maintenance done improperly can be worse than no maintenance at all. Today, Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas/Fort Worth discusses maintenance bad habits to avoid.

Poor Cleaning Habits

You may be cleaning your windows regularly, but are you doing it properly? When cleaning your windows, do you also clean the tracks? This part of your window can accumulate dirt and debris over time, making it harder to crank a casement window or move a sliding window. Ensure the tracks are clean and free of pitting and corrosion.

Installing a Storm Window Over a Unit With Low-E Glass

If you’re installing a storm window as part of your home improvement project, you make sure the existing window doesn’t have low-E glass. This kind of coating is intended to reflect the sun’s heat back to the outside so that your home stays cool in warm weather. When you install a storm window on top of a low-E window, energy gets trapped, which can cause the window glass to be extremely hot.

Forgetting to Lock Your Windows

Do you close your windows but never lock them? You might want to change this habit and make sure your windows are also locked when you close them. A window is most energy-efficient when it’s locked, as this tightens the seal between the weatherstrip and sash. It also helps eliminate drafts and noise, and prevents moisture from transferring between your home and the outside. Moisture problems can eventually result in condensation, mold or rot.

Renewal by Andersen of Dallas/Fort Worth is a leading provider of window products and doors. Our staff is trained to provide first-rate customer service, so you can rest assured that your needs will always be prioritized. Call us at (877) 605-2922 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Fort Worth, TX, and nearby areas.