Steps for Spring Window Maintenance
As the weather warms up, you may be planning to get a little spring cleaning done around the house—and you should include your windows in those plans. While your house windows may not look like they need cleaning, you’ll be surprised just how much sparkle, shine, and sunlight you’ll let back into your home by doing a little spring window maintenance. It’s also a good time to check the condition of the rest of your windows to make sure they’re looking and performing as they should. Here are the steps for spring window maintenance.
Cleaning Your Windows
Use a soft cloth and your preferred glass cleaner to wipe down the window glass. It’s best to clean both sides of your window glass, if possible. You may need to step outside and remove the window screen to access the exterior window glass, or you may be able to reach the outside glass from inside your home depending on the placement and style of your windows. You’ll also want to wipe down the interior and exterior frames of your windows to clear away any dust, dirt, and other debris.
Checking the Condition of Your Windows
While you’re cleaning your house windows, it’s also a good idea to visually inspect them for any signs of damage or diminished performance. Specific areas you’ll want to check include:
- The caulking and weatherstripping around the frame of the window
- The condition of the window screens, if you have them
- The window hardware, including any handles, cranks, and screws
If you notice minor issues with your windows, you may be able to address them yourself. A little extra caulk here, tightening any loose screws there. For more significant issues, including signs of wear on the finishes, you may want to check with the professionals to determine your next steps.
By cleaning and maintaining your house windows with these simple steps for spring window maintenance, you’ll be able to keep your windows looking and performing at their best so that you’ll be able to enjoy them to their fullest as the temperatures rise outside. If you have any questions or concerns about your home windows, you can contact NewSouth Window Solutions for more information.