During fall, window care and maintenance are important because the colder months are the time when your windows will need to endure their toughest test. Poorly sealed or damaged windows can lead to mold growth, expensive energy costs and other issues.
To help you prepare for the cold weather, here are a few tips that will help you keep your windows in good condition.
Invest in heavy curtains for the colder months to help keep a balanced temperature in your home. With proper lining and thickness, curtains and blinds can provide you with multiple layers of insulation. Aside from keeping drafts out, they contribute to locking in warmth and reducing your heating bills as the weather gets colder.
Fix Faulty Locks
Windows that don’t shut or open properly can be a hindrance throughout the fall season. To maintain comfortable temperatures in your home, make sure that you check each window for stiffness, sticking or broken locks. This will prevent drafts, improve security and ensure adequate ventilation.
Mold can potentially affect your health. Removing this safely will not only improve your windows’ aesthetics, but it will also ensure the health and safety of your family and guests. To prevent mold from growing and spreading, remove moisture from your windows and keep furniture away from windows. You can also apply ventilation techniques, like keeping a window open when cooking or showering.
Protect Frames and Seals
When preventing or removing mold during the autumn, make sure you use the correct cleaning products and techniques to avoid damage. Scouring pads may seem like a good idea, but they can break up the seal, potentially causing your double glazing to fail and damaging your frames.
Clean Glass Without Leaving Streaks
During fall, smears and streaks will be easily noticed on your windows. Cleaning your windows regularly will prevent residue accumulation throughout the months when the weather becomes more erratic. For more detailed tips on achieving a streak-free shine on your windows, hire or consult a professional.
Get your windows ready for the fall season. At BSR, we have the tools, skills and experience to provide you with superior window solutions. For consultations or estimates, call us at (607) 722-7221, or fill out our contact form.