Spring is the time for renewal and revitalization. This is the perfect season for homeowners to take advantage of warmer weather. It’s the opportunity for new beginnings and a lot of people make the most out of spring by handling the cleaning and maintenance upkeep of their home. While decluttering is the top priority of most homeowners during the spring season, making sure your windows are in good shape should also be on the list as well. Windows are the eyes of your home and you should strive for them to look great.
Seal Your Windows
According to ENERGY STAR, the typical family wastes about $350 per year on air leaks! What could a family do with that much money? Dinner and a movie with some change to spare? Even save up for a dream vacation! Whatever your family chooses to spend the extra savings on, it will hands down be better than throwing it away! Which is essentially what’s being done when you don’t take the time to seal up cracks and crevices around your windows! Take the time to weather-strip your windows. It even works great on doors! It’s relatively inexpensive and will save you so much money in the long run.
Check for Exterior Winter Damage
Damage from snow, sleet, and extreme cold can cause significant exterior damage to your windows! Check for things like cracks, discoloration, or moisture in-between glass panes. Issues like these should be addressed immediately by a professional. They will know what to do to make sure these problems don’t get out of control.
Test Your Hardware
Now’s the perfect time to make sure all your hinges and locks are working properly. No one likes a squeaky hinge! It’s also very important that you make sure your locks are in tip-top shape. First and foremost, for security reasons, a broken window lock can be the perfect access a burglar needs to take your most precious things. Make sure you test the locks from the inside and the outside of your home. Also, when a window lock isn’t working properly the window might not seal shut as tight as it can. A problem like that can lead to energy efficiency issues. The weather is warmer so there are no excuses to NOT to test your hardware.
Do you have major exterior damage? Are Windows still drafty? Here at Royal Home Improvement, we’re the experts in replacement windows! We’re a certified Provia Siding Dealer and the recipient of the Guildmaster Award from GuildQuality for 2018! We stand behind our product and have unparalleled customer service! Call 1-800-414-4806 today to get your free quote and stop wasting money on inefficient windows!