Window Maintenance Habits Homeowners Need to Avoid
Improper maintenance is just as bad as not doing any maintenance at all. The storm damage restoration experts at Kat Construction list the worst window maintenance habits below.
Sloppy Washing With a Power Washer
Power washers can make cleaning your siding faster and easier. But you need to take care while washing the portions near your windows. The high water pressure can damage them.
Avoid using harsh cleaning solutions, or at least avoid using a harsh cleaning solution to wash siding near your windows. Some of the cleaning solution might drip onto the windows and corrode the window frame. You can consult the window manufacturer’s guide to find out which cleaning solutions are safe to use.
Forgetting to Clean the Window Tracks
You’ll no doubt find some cleaning tips in the guide as well. Look up how to clean your window’s tracks. A lot of homeowners fail to clean their window’s tracks, making it harder to slide doors open.
Leaving the Blinds Down in Winter
This is something you might want to remember this winter. The blinds can trap moisture, reduce airflow near your window and possibly cause rot. If you prefer to reduce lighting in your room, make sure the lowest part of the blinds is at least a few inches above the window sill.
Not Locking the Windows
Moisture can also infiltrate your window if you don’t lock it properly. You need to lock the window to secure the seal between the sash and weatherstrip.
Now that the weather’s getting chillier, it’d be a good idea to have a contractor check exterior for signs of damage. Heat can leak out of gaps in your exterior, raising your energy costs this winter.
There might even be underlying damage in other parts of your exterior, like your roof. If there is, you might need an emergency roof restoration. Just make sure to hire a reputable contractor.
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Kat Construction, a top-rated contractor on HomeAdvisor, offers a wide range of exterior services, including emergency restoration services. To get a free roof inspection, call us at (612) 260-1144. Or leave us a message on this page. We serve homeowners in Rochester, Eden Prairie, and St Paul, MN.