Most homeowners only have to get replacement windows in Sacramento, CA for their home once in their lifetime. If you go through the process, it’s likely that it was your first (and last time) doing so. That means that you don’t have a lot of experience with brand new replacement windows. While they hold up very well and will last for decades, there are some things you don’t want to do to them in order to ensure they last longer. Here are a few to avoid.
When you have something new in your home, it’s hard not to pay attention to it. But you don’t want to overdo it, either. Don’t let your children continuously open and close the windows and don’t do it yourself, either. The windows will slide open and closed with ease, but that doesn’t mean you need to open close, open close, open close them and marvel at how well they work. They are still fixtures that need your caution and common courtesy. Use the windows as necessary, but don’t mess around with them or you might break something you don’t even expect to face this soon.
You probably spent a lot of time choosing a color for your windows. If you got vinyl, you never have to paint them again and that’s a good thing! So once the windows are installed, don’t paint them. Not now and not ever. If you don’t like the color, you’ll either have to replace them or live with it. Vinyl windows can’t be changed. That’s a big part of the reason why so many people get white or black—they go with pretty much everything.
Your windows are super strong and the glass can hold up to a lot more than the old glass could. But that doesn’t mean you want to test that theory and throw a baseball or golf ball at the glass to make sure it won’t break. Don’t test your windows by trying to pry them open from the outside, either, to see if they are safe from intruders. You’re more likely to break something when you don’t mean to if you are just messing around. IF an accident happens and something breaks, fine. But don’t do it intentionally as a test.
These are a few things you’ll want to avoid doing once you have new replacement windows in Sacramento, CA installed onto your home. The professionals at Southgate Glass can tell you plenty of cautionary tales and can even use examples on what not to do once your windows are in place. Give us a call at (916) 421-1723 to get started on the project right away. We’re here to help you figure out just what your home needs. And we’ll help you keep the windows for decades with advice and care after they are installed. Visit our showroom for starters at 6852 Franklin Blvd Sacramento, CA 95823 and let’s get your windows chosen.