Since fall is the best time for maintenance, you should make sure that the only things falling off your home are leaves. If you haven’t already made the rounds to check their condition, you’ll want to get started immediately.
Here at Renewal by Andersen® of Orange County, we understand how the changing weather and temperature can affect your home. Well-maintained windows and doors in Orange County, CA are essential to maintaining your home’s comfort level. For this reason, we have the following tips for keeping them in tip-top shape.
Window and Door Maintenance
Air leakage is a common door and window problem. It lets the energy used for heating and cooling in your home escape, which increases your energy consumption. This can prove very costly when the monthly bill comes around. You can prevent this by inspecting them for cracks or leaks. Caulk and seal these openings if you find them.
Fall maintenance also involves plenty of cleaning. You’ll want to clean the dirt and debris off sills and tracks to keep your windows and doors opening and closing smoothly. A mild soap-water solution and a soft rag or brush will suffice. For the glass in your units, first wipe off the loose dirt and grime. Then apply a mild cleaning solution (like liquid window cleaner) to the glass and wipe in a circular motion. Remove the solution with clean, lint-free cloth. Don’t clean the glass under direct sunlight as it might sustain damage.
Replace old and worn weather stripping with newer, more efficient ones. For wooden sills and frames on your doors and windows, check for rot and decay. These issues are a risk to your home’s energy efficiency, so address them as needed. But if your door and window units are already too far gone for maintenance, a more permanent solution might be best: replacement windows and doors.
Choose Renewal by Andersen® of Orange County
As the top choice for quality windows and French doors in Orange County, CA, we are committed to providing excellent installation services and homeowner satisfaction. We use only the highest quality materials, including Fibrex®, a composite that combines durability, low maintenance, and beauty in our products’ frames.
Our doors and windows are also available with your choice of Low-E4™ glass, which provides maximum energy efficiency in your home. This means more pleasant indoor temperature in any season while keeping your energy costs to a minimum.
This fall, door and window maintenance will be key to your home’s comfort and efficiency. When it’s time for replacements, though, look no further than Renewal by Andersen of Orange County. Call us today at (888) 266-7127 for a free estimate.