Fall is the perfect time to keep your windows in good shape. The temperatures are cooler, so the soapy water won’t dry too quickly on the glass. You can also clean your windows more comfortably since you won’t be dealing with extreme heat or cold.
To help you keep your windows in good condition before winter arrives, trusted window company Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming lists some tips in this post.
Vacuum the Operable Parts
Remove the dust collecting on the sills and tracks. Use a portable vacuum to clean the dust on your window’s operable parts. If you find stubborn dirt, you might need a stronger vacuum cleaner to remove it completely.
Wipe the Windowpane
Clean off debris and dust from each side of your windowpanes. Soapy water or liquid window cleaners will help soften and dislodge the most stubborn debris stuck on them. You can use a soft, dry cloth to apply your cleaning solution. That said, clean your windowpanes on a cloudy day during fall to ensure your cleaning solution doesn’t dry quickly and create streaks.
Clean the Screens
Over time, your insect screens will be full of insect husks, debris and dust. Clean it using a soft cloth dampened with water and wipe the insect screen gently. You can clean the insect screens more easily by removing them. Locate and release the side jambs of the screen, and then pull it outward, and tilt it away from you. After you’ve wiped it down, properly reinstall it.
Check the Locks, Handles and Hinges
Old windows usually have issues with locks, handles and hinges. They become stiff or malfunction due to normal wear and tear. To ensure they remain functional for several years, hire a window contractor to repair them and improve your window’s operability.
Check your window frame’s condition, especially if it’s a decade old. Window frames that have warped due to moisture can’t be cleaned and will affect your home’s energy efficiency. For an accurate assessment, call a window contractor.
Renewal by Andersen of Wyoming is a reputable provider of quality replacement windows and doors. Call us at (307) 472-2199. or fill out this contact form to request a quote. We proudly serve clients in Casper and Douglas, WY.