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How to Make the Most of Your Glass Windows – Maintenance Tips

June 25, 2016

Whether you have just installed new windows or you have existing ones, there are some maintenance tips you can use for keeping any kind of windows look great.

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For some of the window maintenance tasks, you can hire a professional window cleaning company to do it if the task of window cleaning is too great, or you can do them yourself by:

Cleaning the Windows

Windows of all sizes, shapes and colours collect debris of all sorts along the sill such as dust and dirt. You can take a vacuum and suck the debris up, which will make washing the windows a less daunting task. After, it is essential to grab a bucket of warm water with a mild soapy glass cleaner blended into it, and not just any old bucket of soapy water that can cause streaking. Next, grab a good window brush and wash the windows clean. Always make sure you use up and down motions or side to side motions when cleaning the windows so they come out spotless and shiny.

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Drying Out the Windows

Sometimes condensation can gather around windows causing dampness that is damaging to the windowsills and frames. You can prevent condensation by making sure their isn’t too much moisture in your home’s air supply, or by opening the window on a warm or breezy day to help naturally dry out the moisture they have collected. Always make sure bathrooms and kitchens have ventilation systems to shove the moisture out of these spaces where it tends to hangout the most. Nothing is worse than having moisture seep into windows sills and frames causing wood damage that leads to mildew growth and hence calls for window replacement. If your home seems damp all the time, it might be wise to install a dehumidifier.

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Keep Moving Window Parts Lubricated

Windows that include rollers and tracks need to be lubricated every couple of months to keep them moving smoothly. Never use silicone sprays to lubricate these moving parts since they can damage any plastic your windows may contain. Instead, spray furniture polish onto them to keep them moving smoothly without jamming up on you. Once you know the rollers and tracks are well lubricated, go ahead to adjust the lock strike plates on windows that have them to ensure your windows seal and lock up properly when you need them to.

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Adding Window Tinting

Window tinting is another outstanding way to help maintain windows. This is because window tinting not only helps block the sun’s UV rays from entering your home or place of work, but it also can prevent windows from cracking or shattering when hard objects smack up against them. If you are unsure of how to do window tinting yourself, it is wise to hire a professional. A commercial window cleaning company can provide you with the right maintenance assistance. Not only will having a professional window tinting service provider do your windows to help with the above-mentioned factors, but it can also help ensure robbers cannot take a baseball bat or other form of weapon to smash open a window with ease if they wanted to. This allows you and your family enough time to get to some place safe to call emergency services.

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