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Vital Window Maintenance Considerations

We have all let our windows go through years and years without any form of maintenance. This lack of care has led to various window repairs and window replacements in our Los Angeles homes. If you’ve learned your lesson and are now ready to undertake the responsibility of maintaining your windows, you’ll need to follow these crucial maintenance steps.

Cleaning
A good window cleaning is essential not only for creating a beautiful looking window but also for ensuring longevity. Wooden window frames need to be wiped down on a weekly basis with a damp cloth. This will remove any unwanted dirt or dust. Be sure not to use too much water when wetting the cloth. A mild detergent or an all-purpose cleaner can be used to clean vinyl or aluminium-framed windows. After cleaning the frame, use a multi-purpose cleaner to clean the glass part of your window.

Inspection
Your windows should undergo an inspection or two every month. When examining your windows look for signs of rot or a build-up of moisture. If moisture can be seen on the inside of any of your panes, that’s an indication that the pane’s seal has failed. The paint on your window frames will also inevitably lead to cracking if they’re constantly exposed to sunlight.

Sealing
Stand by your windows on a breezy night to check if drafts are entering your home via windows. Drafts lead to outside air changing the temperature of your home. This leads to higher heating and cooling bills. If you find that seals have been worn out, you’ll need to replace them.

If any of the aforementioned repairs are deemed too difficult, you can always call the experts at Sivan Windows and Doors.