Your siding, roof, windows and other parts of your home’s exterior require regular maintenance to stay efficient and last longer. You can expect your windows to last for decades if they receive proper care. Many are not aware that what they do or don’t do affects the longevity of their windows.
Here are bad window maintenance habits you should avoid.
Adding a Storm Window on a Window With Low-E Coating
Low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings are designed to boost the energy efficiency of windows. They reflect heat from the sun, helping keep your home cool during summer. With a storm window above a window with Low-E coating, the energy fails to reflect outdoors. The trapped energy bounces between glass panes, causing the window glass to become extremely hot.
Forgetting to Bring Up Window Coverings
The most common window problem during winter is condensation. Leaving drapes, blinds or shades down prevent airflow. When not addressed, this can lead to mold and rot, which would require you to get new windows.
Not Cleaning Window Tracks
Dirty tracks will make your sliding and casement windows hard to operate. Check the area where the window sash meets the frame. Clean any dirt and debris from the tracks to prevent pitting and corrosion. If permitted by the manufacturer, apply a dry silicone spray to further improve window operation.
Whether you need a roof repair or window replacement, you can count on Turner & Sons Roofing & Siding LLC. We also install siding, gutters and downspouts. Call us at (860) 346-7405, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We work with homeowners in Cromwell, CT.