Fall Window Maintenance and Cleaning Tips
While fall is best known for pumpkins and changing leaves, it’s also the perfect time to tackle chores before winter. This year, be sure to add your windows to your to-do list! Old or poorly maintained windows can wind up costing you hundreds of dollars in heating during the winter, not to mention detracting from your home’s curb appeal. But don’t worry, Feazel is here to help! We’ve gathered some of the most important maintenance and cleaning tips to make sure your windows are ready for the cold.
Clean and inspect your windows
A good cleaning, inside and out, is the first place you should start when you think about window maintenance. When you clean your windows, you’ll not only get a sparkling view of your neighborhood, but you’ll get a sense of the shape your windows are in. There are a variety of elements to look for to indicate your window’s health, including:
- Do the locks work?
- Do they raise and lower easily?
- Is there peeling paint, broken glass, gaps, or signs of moisture or mildew?
While peeling paint can be easily fixed, gaps and signs of moisture often indicate that it’s time to get new windows. At Feazel, we can upgrade your windows before the cold sets in, with our industry leading aluminum or vinyl windows, perfect for any home.
Repaint and repair them
If you notice that your windows need some TLC during cleaning, fall is the time to either fix them yourself or hire a professional to fix them. If you come across some major issues like rotting window sills, cracks, or condensation in between the window panes, it may be time for some new windows. Don’t let another winter go by with faulty, broken, or shabby windows. You’ll be glad you invested the time and money.
While age isn’t the best way to tell if you need new windows, if yours are more than 20 years old, it might be time for replacement windows. Some things cannot be fixed or repaired and new windows can save you money, add value to your home, and be a source of pride. Not only will it save you money on heating and cooling, it will also raise your home’s value and curb appeal. In fact, replacing your windows has one of the best return on investments of all home improvements. If you’re considering replacing your windows, contact the experts at Feazel for an estimate today!
We are here for all your replacement window needs. We want your home to be warm and cozy for the winter ahead! We offer free inspections to ensure you’re getting the right service for the right price. Contact us today to learn more!