As with any other part of your home, your windows need proper care and maintenance. If you’ve recently had a window replacement, you can take this opportunity to learn a thing or two about caring for your windows to ensure they deliver many years of excellent performance.
Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when caring for your new windows.
Cleaning the Frame and Panes
Just like your roof and exterior walls, your windows are exposed to the weather 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Replacement windows by Renewal by Andersen® of Portland are designed to withstand constant exposure for years before showing any sign of wear and tear, but they can still benefit from regular care and cleaning. Simply wiping out the grime and dirt that builds up can help prolong their service life.
Taking Care of Low-E Film Coatings
Renewal by Andersen’s replacement windows come with Low-E or low emissivity film coatings that protect your home’s interior from damaging UV rays. They also help reduce energy consumption by making sure that your windows do not contribute to heating up your home while your air conditioning is working. Low-E windows often come with limited transferrable warranties and are meant to last for years. You can extend their lifespan with regular care and cleaning.
Caulking, Sealing and Weatherproofing
Air leaks can be a huge drain in your energy consumption. Take the time to check the frame corners and edges for any signs of air leakage such as cracked seals, holes or uneven seams. Depending on the severity, leaks such as these must be handled professionally to ensure proper caulking and sealing.
Window replacement units from Renewal by Andersen of Portland have low-E glass panes protected by Fibrex® frames designed to last for a lifetime. Call us today at (503) 419-3960 for a free estimate. Services are available in Portland and Salem, OR.