There is still enough time to squeeze in a few window maintenance tasks this summer. So if you have taken things slowly at the start of the warm season, you can still catch up with your home maintenance to-do’s before the cooler weather rolls in. Call your window installation company and make sure you don’t miss doing the following tasks:
Repair or Replace Damaged Surfaces
Address any surface damage on your windows, especially if it involves rot or moisture damage. Cracked or rotting wood windows are quite vulnerable and they can allow moisture and cold air into your home. Make sure to replace or repair any damaged wooden surface so that you can prevent more serious issues during winter.
Replace Weather Stripping
Have your replacement window contractor check the weather stripping around your windows. If it is loose or worn, it might enable cold air to sneak inside your home during the colder season. This is bad news for your heating system as it would have to work less efficiently. It could also mean higher heating costs for you too.
Switch to Energy-Efficient Windows
If your old windows are already up for replacement, you might want to consider upgrading to more energy-efficient ones. Energy-efficient windows can help lower your energy costs during winter. Thanks to their fully secure design, you can rest assured that the cold air from outside won’t be able to enter your home through unintended gaps and cracks.
Clean Up Dirt and Debris
Dirt, dust, leaves and other debris can get caught in window sills and moving parts of windows, so it’s important to keep an eye out for any buildup. Brush these areas off and clean them thoroughly. This would also help in creating a tighter seal when the windows are closed.
Renewal by Andersen® of Rapid City offers trustworthy residential window services. Our installers are fully trained and experienced, so you can be sure of getting quality results. Call us at (605) 341-7831 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Rapid City, SD.