As the summer season draws to a close, it’s time to prepare your home for the colder weather. This year, make time for these important window maintenance steps to ensure your casement, picture or double-hung window is ready to face the drop in temperature.
Here are some important pointers from our window professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio on essential end-of-summer window maintenance.
Check Your Seals and Weatherstripping
There’s no better time to tackle window repair than summer. Take advantage of the pleasant weather to have the weatherstripping in your window replacement inspected and patched up. Poor weatherstripping allows warm (or cooled, depending on the season) indoor air to escape, causing an increase in your monthly energy costs. Have your contractor reapply worn out sealant and caulk around your windows to further improve performance.
Over time, dirt, dust and debris can accumulate on window frames, sills and even on glazed surfaces. Give your windows a thorough cleaning with a non-abrasive cloth and soap and water to keep them looking as good as new. General cleaning offers more advantages than simply making your windows look good. Sliding windows, in particular, can become problematic when dirt and grime accumulate in the tracks and block the movement of the sash.
Time for Replacement
If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your old casement windows to ENERGY STAR® variants, there’s no better time than the end of the summer season. Weather during this time is almost always cooperative for exterior home improvement projects like window replacement, and you’ll certainly be glad you took care of this once winter rolls around.
Renewal by Andersen of San Antonio is your number one trusted window replacement company. Call us today at (210) 888-9680 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your in-home window consultation and request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Schertz, Bulverde and San Antonio, TX.