Cleaning the windows isn’t something most people enjoy, but it’s something that has to be done on every house if you want to be able to see out the windows clearly. If you have a regular cleaning schedule in your house, you’re ahead of some homeowners. During that window cleaning session, inspect your windows in case you need El Dorado Hills, CA window replacement. Here are some things to watch for as you clean:
When you are working on the windows, you will be standing by them for longer than normal. During that time, take note of any air you feel moving in through the windows. On a windy day, you might feel quite a bit of air coming in and that means you have a significant air leak. That’s a sign that window replacement might be a good idea sooner rather than later.
As you clean the windows, it’s a good idea to work the locks and open and close the windows to make sure they operate well. Some windows might slide or crank open and closed like a dream, but if any of them stick or are hard or even impossible to open, there might be problems with the frame. Frames of certain materials can warp over time and if that’s happening, replacement windows may be in order.
A number of things can make glass crack and while some cracks are going to be obvious, others might be small and something you don’t notice until you are up close during the cleaning process. Watch for the cracks that might form so you know you need repairs or possibly even window replacement.
If you have wood frames, take note of what they look like each time you clean. If you see any of the paint peeling, they need maintenance. If they aren’t maintained well, you may notice wood rotting or you could even see mold or other things growing on the frames. You don’t want any of those things around your house and it’s a good idea to get replacement windows before the situation gets worse.
Cleaning your windows is something you do on a regular basis and it’s a great opportunity to take note of what’s going on with your windows. If you clean them often enough, you’ll be able to recognize any changes that are occurring. If you know for sure you need El Dorado Hills, CA window replacement, call Southgate Glass at (916) 476-8396. If you suspect that might be the case, but you’re just not sure, contact us anyway and we’ll give you an assessment so we know for sure one way or the other. There are no obligations either way. You can also stop by and ask questions about new or old windows in our showroom at 6852 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823. We’re here to help you with any window-related problems you might have. We want your home to be safe and energy efficient at all times.