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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.

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