Here comes the sun! With spring in full swing, it’s time to get your home ready for summer with these window maintenance tips.
Clean Your Windows
Dirty windows tend to make a home a little rough around the edges. As we know, winter can have an impact on the exterior of your home. Cold winds bring dust and even salt from the roads onto your windows. So the first step on the Spring Cleaning agenda is to safely wash your windows on the outside and the inside. If you do not have access to your windows, why not call the local window cleaning company?
Ventilate Your Home
Once the weather is nice, properly air out your home is a good idea. Ventilation helps eliminate moisture, domestic pollutants, odours and reduces the level of moisture in your home. Furthermore, ventilation can help evacuate CO2 and increase the level of oxygen in your home.
Check Sealant Around Windows
The sealant around your windows helps ensure that no water gets into your home. If the window sealant is cracked or broken, it needs to be fixed or replaced immediately. Even a small leak can cause permanent damage, so it’s important to pay attention and inspect your windows regularly.
Maintain Window Screens
If you have window screens, you should give them the same attention you would to your window panes and cracked sealant. Window screens should be cleaned regularly, to remove the build-up of dust and dirt over time. If the spline that holds the screen is damaged, or the screen itself has holes or tears, repairing or replacing them should be considered.
Windows are so much more than a way of ventilating your home and letting in light. They are a part of the intrinsic personality of your home and a style statement in their own right. Wooden windows can last up to 20 years if they are maintained properly and frequently repainted to avoid moisture damage. However, if it is time to replace your windows, Supercraft can bring you the best looking A-rated windows. Complete with thermal insulation, acoustic performance and security, we use advanced uPVC and aluminium technology.