When the winter months bring in chilly weather, it’s important to take care of your windows. While we perform outstanding window replacements at Mr. Rogers Windows and Doors, we also believe in protecting your investments and encourage you to take protective measures with your windows.
Window Window Maintenance
Don’t let the frigid temperatures and harsh winds wreak havoc on your windows this winter season. Here are a few tips for winter window maintenance that will keep your windows functional so they can last longer.
Seal Gaps with Caulk.
If there are any gaps between the window, frame, and wall, make sure to seal them with caulk. Drafty winter days could make these gaps bigger and bring cold air into your home if you leave them untreated.
Clean Your Windows Regularly.
Dirt and debris that linger on your window frames, seals, or screens can wear them down over time. By washing or vacuuming your windows and wiping down the glass to keep them squeaky clean, your windows will stay in brand new condition.
Use Insulated Curtains.
Fabric and curtains placed over windows can reduce outside drafts, keeping your home warm and the energy bill down. Some insulated curtains may even come with thermal backing.
Circulate the Air Around Windows.
The different temperatures and humidity levels between your home and the outside can cause moisture buildup on your windows, which can then lead to staining the seals and frames or rotting the wood frames. By circulating the air around your window glass and frames, you can prevent the condensation.
Install Draft Snakes.
Draft snakes are small fabric tubes that prevent cold winter drafts from coming into your home by insulating the area. Your windows will be cold-resistant and insulated from the unpredictable weather.
Your windows are a sound investment and should be treated with care. With months of winter weather on the way, make sure to take precautions with proper window maintenance to maintain their brand new condition. At Mr. Rogers Windows and Doors, we are the experts in window replacements and will help you protect your windows so you can enjoy them for years to come.