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Lengthen the Life of Your Windows: 5 Simple Maintenance Tips

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With an 8-year tenure in the home services industry, Jonmarc is deeply committed to delivering unparalleled customer service and advancing Colorado Springs. An alumnus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Jonmarc started Cultivate House Detailing to better serve his community with his expertise in home services.

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You get your windows replaced; there’s no need to maintain them, right? We wish that were the case, but with the harsh sun and frequent rain showers in Colorado Springs, some simple window maintenance can help lengthen the life of your replacement windows!

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Window Cleaning

Consistently cleaning your windows to prevent dust and hard water build-up (hard water stains are a mineral build-up and often look like white droplets on the glass) is really important for maintaining the longevity of your windows. Regularly cleaning the window tracks and sills will also prevent jambs or track degradation that can make it more difficult to open and close your windows. Professional window cleaning services will meticulously clean the window tracks, sills, and, of course, the glass itself. We recommend cleaning your windows at least twice per year for optimal results.

Window Inspection and Repair

It’s always a good idea to inspect your windows at least once per year to ensure that the seals are still intact. Do you notice condensation trapped inside the glass panes of your windows? This indicates that the seal is broken. This broken seal prevents the window from effectively blocking UV rays, which results in reduced energy efficiency. For homeowners who are unsure about the condition of their window seals, it’s always a good idea to call a professional window replacement company and have them perform a window inspection.

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Window Tinting

Window tinting is a great way to help increase the lifespan of your windows. It blocks harmful UV rays from the sun and protects your window coverings and any flooring or furniture that the sun directly hits! Consider adding window tinting to your home for increased UV protection and improved energy efficiency.

Screen Repair

Nobody likes bugs flying around their house, do they? If you’re like us, those pesky flies drive you crazy! Be sure to check your window screens regularly for any rips or holes that would allow bugs to get in and keep you up at night with their buzzing. If you see any rips or holes in your screens, contact a professional window screen repair company.

Mindfulness of Usage

Ever notice how some kids seem to destroy shoes faster than a puppy with a chew toy? Their sneakers might be toast after a month, while their careful cousin’s kicks look brand new. Windows are similar! Being hard on them by slamming them shut will wear them down much faster than a gentle touch. 

Window maintenance may seem like a lot of work, but in the long run, cleaning and maintaining your windows regularly saves you a lot of headaches and money! If you need professional window cleaning services or window screen repair in Colorado Springs, Cultivate House Detailing can help! Please reach out to us here!

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Window Replacement Indicators

Possibly, you’re wondering if it’s too late to lengthen the life of your windows. If you’re trying to decide whether it’s time to replace your current windows, here’s a brief list of some common signs that it’s time:

  • Excessive Condensation
  • Increased Outdoor Noise
  • Higher Energy Bills
  • Difficulty Opening or Closing
  • Drafty Windows
  • Visible Damage

These are only a few examples of signs that it’s time to replace your windows. We recommend contacting a window repair company to inspect your windows and determine whether they need replacing.

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