Spring is one of the best times to go around your home and do some cleaning on all those areas that can be neglected. The windows in the home are one area that need a little attention each year. In addition to a good clean, you’ll want to ensure your windows are in good condition. Keeping the windows working well not only improves efficiency, it does increase the value of your home.
The Best Time to Clean in Spring
Its hard to say when its the best day, especially with all the rainstorms we have seen over the last month in Utah. However, we recommend going out this week or next to walk around your home and take a good look at the windows and clean them. Its easy to see when the windows are dirty, and water stains will build up over time and make it harder to clean the windows.
Dirt, grime, vegetation, and other elements will build up on the window ledge, window seal, and the window itself. If the windows aren’t cleaned, damage can start to occur, causing homeowners to need window replacement sooner than they desired. Most often unwanted moisture will start to build up around the windows, leading to problems with the sealing and how well the window prevents the air outside from getting into the temperature-controlled air in the home.
How To Clean Windows
Of course there is a plethora of products on the market you can use, along with hiring someone to come clean the windows. Most homeowners can get by with some simple cleaning methods like a sponge with soapy water. The hard part is when you get to that grime and build-up on the window. For those stains and issues, try using some vinegar to help break up the water stains.
Clean the window seal by washing off all the dirt and grime that has accumulated near it. The tracks of the windows need to be able to slide open and closed without resistance from debris. Leaf blowers are also helpful in cleaning the window track as it does aid in blowing out the dirt quickly.
Do I Need Replacement Windows?
There is no question that windows will eventually need to be replaced. As you go around and clean, notice the sealing around the windows and if it is still intact. If you have seen the energy bill start to rise, or you notice a lot of cold air coming into the home when you are by a closed window, its time for a window inspection from the experts at Peak Windows.