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Window Maintenance 101: Tips From Your Local Replacement Windows Company

by | Jan 26, 2020 | Replacement Windows

When you decide to invest in new windows, you do so with the expectation that they will last for another 20 years before needing replacement again. Sadly, not all windows will end up lasting as long as they are marketed. 

When it comes to the lifetime of a window, two factors will determine how long the window will last. First, it is important that you purchase your windows from a trusted manufacturer like us, here at WinChoice USA. Second, you’ll want to take good care of the windows for the years to come — because, with a little work, you might be able to make your windows last longer than 20 years without developing any issues or weaknesses.

At WinChoice USA, we provide the Southeastern United States with high-quality replacement windows and window installation services. As a leader in the window industry, we thought that we might share with you some of the most basic ways that you can care for your new windows and maximize their longevity. Continue reading to learn more. 

Clean, Clean, & Clean

The best way to ensure that your windows will last for the years to come is to clean them thoroughly and often. Not only is cleaning your windows a great way to benefit the aesthetics of your home, but it is also a great way to prevent grime and gunk from building up and negatively affecting the performance of your window. 

When you are cleaning your windows it is incredibly important that you avoid using abrasive cleaning products and scrubbing tools. Abrasive products can create minor scratches on the surface of glass, vinyl, and wood — causing them to deteriorate faster. 

Be Mindful of Film & Coating

If you are considering shopping around for replacement windows, we strongly suggest that you consider looking at energy-efficient options. Energy-efficient windows are coated in a thin, unnoticeable coating or film that reflects a significant amount of radiant heat — thus keeping conditioned air in and outdoor air out. 

Over time it is possible for coating and films to be damaged as a result of general wear and tear or improper cleaning. If the coating or film is damaged, the efficiency of the window significantly decreases. So make sure you clean your windows correctly and contact a window repair contractor if you notice damages. 

Clean Your Window Tracks

When people think of issues that they’ve had with their past windows, they usually think of the aggravating difficulty that they had opening and closing them. Luckily, this issue is completely avoidable. The most common cause of windows that are difficult to open and close is the presence of water or dirt in the window tracks. If water sits in the track of a wooden window, it can cause warping. If dirt and other debris are in the track, it can cause the track to get stuck or hung up on itself. 

Cleaning window tracks is incredibly easy — and you don’t even have to do it all that often to prevent future damages. For water, simply soak it up using a sponge, towel, or cloth. For dirt and debris, use a dry brush to remove the buildup from the track.

For Long-Lasting Windows, Think Winchoice USA!

Cleaning and maintaining your windows regularly is the best way to ensure that they last long and perform efficiently. That said, the quality of the window has a huge impact on how susceptible the windows are to damages. 

When you’re shopping for replacement windows, come visit us at one of our 10 locations across the Southeastern United States. We would be more than happy to assist you and find you high-quality efficient windows that you can trust. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment with a member of our team. 

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Brandon and Kateland did an AMAZING JOB on our windows. They were such a joy to have at home. They were fast but most importantly the work was efficient. We couldn’t ask for any better installers than them. We would definitely recommend they to all of our friends and family. Ask for Brandon and Kateland you will not be disappointed. We love our windows they look great.

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