Are your new windows going to last forever? Of course not – but if you take good care of them they can last for many years to come. At Progressive Insulation & Windows we are here to install the right windows for your needs and we look forward to helping you understand how to care for them as well. If you have questions about how to get the best new doors or windows, contact us at (800) 500-6200 right away.
Inspect the Quality of Your Windows Regularly
Your new windows are not going to need attention two days after they are installed but you do not want to wait until they are in dire need of repair before you notice anything is wrong. This is why we recommend getting into the habit of inspecting them every few months or so. Starting when they are in good shape helps you establish what they should look like when they are in top shape.
Keep Your Windows Clean
As is true of older windows, your new windows will need to be cleaned regularly. If you notice that there are fingerprints, smears, or other visible issues, clean the glass. You can also wipe down the frames of your windows to get off dust. If you do not keep your windows clean then you will not be able to notice as easily when there are issues, and your windows can become damaged by becoming harder to open and close.
Follow the Maintenance Suggestions for Your Particular Windows
Every window manufacturer should provide maintenance instructions for their windows. Find it, write it down, and follow it. If the window manufacturer says you should use a particular type of cleaner on the windows and another on the tracks, follow the instructions. They are made specifically for your windows and are the best guide.
Check the Seals on Your Windows
The seals installed around your windows are there for several important reasons, including keeping out any drafts. It is true that they can take a beating over time and will need to be replaced. If you notice this in time, you can simply re-caulk them yourself for very little investment. To see if they are still working well, run your hand over them. If you feel cracks then it is time to make repairs.
It All Starts with the Right Windows
If you take the right steps to keep your windows safe and secure then they will last for as long as possible – especially when you choose the right windows from the beginning. At Progressive Insulation & Windows we can help you find the right windows for your needs. Call us now at (800) 500-6200 and we will be happy to help you determine the right windows.