Spring Door and Window Maintenance Tips

Spring Door and Window Maintenance Tips

March 25, 2024
As we bid farewell to the chilly winter weather and welcome the Renewal of spring, it’s the perfect time to refresh our homes. Specifically, after braving the elements, our windows and doors deserve some much-needed maintenance to continue performing their best. Here are some spring door and window maintenance tips.
 
Inspection and Cleaning

Windows

Inspect for Damage: Check for any signs of wear and tear, such as cracks, warping or water damage, particularly if you have wood frames. Early detection can prevent more significant issues down the road.
 
Clean the Glass: Use a soft cloth and a non-abrasive cleaner to remove the winter grime from your windows. For a streak-free finish, a mixture of vinegar and water works wonders.
 
Check the seals: Ensure that the seals around your windows are intact. Winter weather can harden and crack these seals, leading to drafts and energy loss.
 
 
Doors
 
Look Over the Surface: Examine your doors’ exterior and interior for damage or fading. Wooden doors might need a new coat of paint or stain to protect them from the elements.
 
Clean Door Hardware: Wipe down knobs, handles and locks with a damp cloth. Lubricate any stiff locks or hinges to keep them working smoothly.
 
 
Weatherproofing
 
Windows and Doors
 
Replace or Repair Seals: If you’ve found any seal damage, spring is the perfect time to replace or repair them. This can significantly improve your home’s energy efficiency by preventing air leaks.
 
Consider Storm Doors and Windows: Installing storm doors and windows can provide an extra layer of protection against the elements, prolonging the life of your primary windows and doors.

Screen Maintenance

Repair or Replace Screens: Inspect screens for any holes or tears. You can patch small holes, but more extensive damage might require replacing the screen. This is crucial for keeping bugs out during warmer months.
 
Clean Screens Gently: Remove and gently clean the screens with a soft brush and a mild detergent solution. Rinse with a hose and allow them to dry completely before reinstalling.

Lubricate Moving Parts

Windows and Doors: Apply a silicone-based lubricant to moving parts of windows and doors, such as hinges, locks and tracks. This prevents squeaking and makes opening and closing smoother.

Consider Upgrades

If your inspection reveals significant issues or your windows and doors are old and inefficient, spring is an excellent time to consider upgrades. Renewal by Andersen offers a range of energy-efficient windows and doors that enhance your home’s aesthetic and improve its insulation, leading to lower energy bills and a more comfortable living environment.
 
Proper maintenance of your windows and doors prolongs their lifespan and maintains your home’s beauty and energy efficiency. By following these door and window maintenance tips, you can ensure your doors and windows are in top condition for the seasons ahead. Remember, investing time in maintenance today can save you from costly repairs in the future.
Hear From Our Customers

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