Maintenance Tips for Long-Lasting Windows

Feb 19, 2024

Caring and maintaining your home’s windows can make a big difference in how they look, how well they perform, and how long they last before needing to be replaced. Fortunately, taking care of your windows is easy with a few simple tips from HomeTowne Windows & Doors. Here are some simple maintenance tips for long-lasting windows.


Inspect Your Windows Regularly

Any long-lasting window maintenance guide will begin by telling you to inspect your windows regularly. Knowing what they look like and how they function normally will help you detect when something’s not quite right. Checking that your windows can all open and close, lock securely, and have proper caulking and weatherstripping are important to ensure your windows are performing at their best.


Perform Small Window Repairs

If you do see any issues while inspecting your windows, it’s important to address them now before the issue gets worse. This will go a long way to extend the lifespan and durability of your windows as well. If the caulking is cracked or peeling, you can re-caulk your windows to ensure they are properly sealed. If your windows aren’t opening and closing smoothly, you can clean the window tracks and apply an oil-free lubricant that can help improve their functionality.


Clean Your Windows at Least Twice a Year

Cleaning your windows regularly can help ensure they’re able to perform at their best as well. You’ll want to clean the windowpanes inside and out at least twice a year. Generally, cleaning them ahead of the winter months and then again in the spring as part of your spring-cleaning checklist will help ensure they look their best throughout the year. Using a glass cleaner and non-abrasive cloth to wipe down your windows will ensure the window glass is looking and performing at its best as well.


Know When to Replace Your Windows

Properly maintaining your windows can greatly extend their lifespan. However, even with proper window care and maintenance, your windows will eventually need to be replaced. Once your windows are past their functional lifespan or are showing signs of deterioration or failure that can no longer be addressed with our maintenance tips, it’s time to consider a window replacement project for your home.

At HomeTowne Windows & Doors, we proudly offer window replacement services to homeowners throughout the Milwaukee metro area, and we’d be happy to provide you with the services and solutions that meet your needs as well. When you choose us as your window company, you can expect top-of-the-line replacement windows and professional installation services that will give you a head start in maintaining your new windows so that they’ll last for years to come.

To learn more about our window replacement services or for more tips for extending your window’s lifespan, contact HomeTowne Windows & Doors today. We’d be happy to provide you with a new set of replacement windows for your home as well as the window care and maintenance tips you need to ensure they’ll perform at their best for years to come.

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