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4 Bad Window Maintenance Habits You Should Avoid

Like many different things, windows age. Over time, they will start to deteriorate. Yet, regular maintenance can help. But you should also avoid these bad window habits:

4 Bad Window Maintenance Habits You Should Avoid

  1. Not Cleaning The Tracks Properly

Homeowners should be extra keen on cleaning their windows. If you’re having trouble moving or sliding your window, have the sashes and frames checked. There could be dirt or debris preventing its motion.

  1. Failing to Lock Your Windows

Windows are designed to work most efficiently when they are locked. It tightens the seal between the sash and weatherstripping, helping to eliminate drafts and outside noise. Always be sure to lock your windows when they are closed to prevent moisture.

  1. Leaving the Window Coverings Down

Remember that, while window coverings like shades and drapes won’t cause condensation, they can trap moisture near your windows and prevent airflow. This can encourage mold growth and rot that can cause your window to require an immediate replacement.

  1. Power Washing Walls Around the Window

Some use power washers to clean their home’s siding. This can be an issue when they are tidying areas around the frame where debris can get blown into the glass surface and frame material. Window replacement contractors generally recommend laying off the power washers and using a regular hose to spray the areas close to the window.

To learn more about our wide selection of windows, including energy-efficient windows, call Renewal by Andersen® of St Louis at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form. We serve multiple areas in Missouri, including St. Charles and nearby areas.

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"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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