Inspect Windows Thoroughly
Once every few months, you need to inspect your windows. This way, you can catch any potential issues before they become more severe.
Begin by checking the window frame and sash for signs of rot. Open and close the window to detect any potential issues. If you have double-paned windows, you also need to check the panes for signs of moisture. If you see any, this means the weather stripping needs to be replaced. check if there are gaps
Repaint Your Window Frames
Plan to repaint your window frames every couple of years. Regular painting is essential, not only to keep your windows looking like new, but the paint also helps to protect your windows from the elements. Make sure you don’t paint over moving parts because this can cause the window to get stuck.
Repair Damages Immediately
It’s crucial to attend to any damages that you discover immediately. If you ignore them or think, “I’ll just fix it next summer,” you risk major window damage in the future. One of the most common window damages, especially in older homes, is the rotting of wooden frames. Of course, if you ignore this problem, the rot will spread. You can temporarily fix the frame and prevent it from degrading further by using a tool like a screwdriver to remove the rotten wood and then fill the hole with putty.
Take Care of Your Windows
Follow these tips, and you can easily stay on top of your home window maintenance in spring and throughout the year. By doing so, you’re not just making sure that your home looks great from the outside, you’re also saving energy and keeping your family safe.