3 Window Maintenance Habits That Cause More Harm Than Good

3 Window Maintenance Habits That Cause More Harm Than Good

October 24, 2019

Properly maintaining your windows can go a long way in saving them from damage or premature wear. To ensure a long service life for your window, Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, a reputable provider of windows and doors, shares some of the worst maintenance habits that you should avoid.

Using Improper Cleaning Methods

While regularly cleaning your windows is a good start, it’s also important to ensure that you’re doing it properly. For instance, you should include the tracks in your window cleaning routine. Neglecting this part of your window enables dirt and debris to build up over time — which can make it difficult to operate the crank in your casement or sliding window.

Not Locking Your Window

Make sure to lock your windows when you close it. This will ensure the optimal efficiency of your windows and patio doors, as locking them would tighten the seal between the sash and wetherstrip. It will also help prevent drafts and moisture from seeping into your home. Moisture usually results in problems such as mold, condensation, and rot.

Pairing a Storm Window With a Low-E Window

Typically, storm windows aren’t designed to be installed with Low-E windows. Low-E coating usually works by reflecting the sun’s heat back to the outside, allowing your interior to remain cool even in warm weather. If a storm window is installed on top of a Low-E window, the heat could potentially get trapped and cause the window glass to become very hot.

Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee will make sure that your project will be carried out according to your needs and schedule. If you’re planning to replace your entry doors or windows, simply call us at (262) 522-3034 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve customers in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas.

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