Your windows are an important part of your home. This is because they’re the component that helps improve your home’s energy efficiency as well as its ventilation. With that in mind, it’s vital that you maintain your windows on a regular basis. Unfortunately, some homeowners might be following a few bad maintenance habits that can lead to the early deterioration.
Here are the bad window maintenance habits that you might be following.
Not Cleaning the Tracks
If you have sliding windows installed in your home, one of the things you need to do to properly maintain them is to clean the tracks. Unfortunately, some homeowners don’t always do this, leading to difficulty in operating their windows. With that in mind, when you’re maintaining your windows, clean any dirt and debris that may have accumulated on the tracks. That way, you can open and close the windows smoothly.
Not Locking the Windows
Your windows work most effectively when they’re locked as this tightens the seals between the sash and weatherstrip, eliminating drafts and outdoor noise. Windows that are closed but aren’t locked, on the other hand, can allow moisture to enter your home via the windows, leading to mold growth. As such, be sure to always lock your windows if you don’t need them open for ventilation.
Using a Storm Window on Windows with Low-E Coatings
Finally, avoid making the mistake of attaching storm windows to windows with low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings. This is because, if you do this, the storm window will trap the heat that your window catches and cause it to bounce between the panes of glass, resulting in an extremely hot window glass that can be focused enough to cause property damage.
Looking for someone who can help you maintain your windows? Don’t hesitate to turn to Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. Give us a call at (541) 772-1945, or fill out our contact form to schedule a virtual inspection. We serve homeowners in Central Point and other nearby areas in the State of Oregon.