As the winter season nears, homeowners need to be proactive in checking their home if it is ready with the onset of the cold weather. And one of the many ways in keeping your home in good shape is by checking the current condition of your windows. Your windows are one of your primary sources of natural light and proper ventilation, so they should not be taken for granted.
We, at Southard Corporation, one of the leading providers of quality replacement windows in Wichita, KS and the region’s certified Renewal by Andersen® retailer, provide some tips on how to keep your windows in good shape in preparation for the winter season.
Regularly clean your windows
Your windows are one of the most important parts of your home. They should be carefully cleaned with the right cleaning equipment and tools. The proper way of cleaning your window is by starting from the top to avoid dripping. Cautiously wipe the entire surface with a cleaning solution that is non-toxic and free from harsh chemicals. Using clean water, rinse and wipe the surface with damp and clean cloth.
Inspect your windows for drafts
Make sure that your windows are airtight when closed. Drafts in windows may cause a surge in electric bills because it will double the work for your heating or cooling machines. An easy way to check the draft of your window is by holding a lighted match near its edges on a breezy day. If the fire goes out, then it probably needs a repair. If you don’t have any experience with window repairs, ask for professional help.
Inspect your window locks
Make sure that you have operational window locks. A damaged window lock can put your home and your family at risk. Don’t take a chance when it comes to safety.
Replace damaged windows
Don’t ignore minor damages on your windows. It may turn into something bigger that may pose as an inconvenience during the winter season. If you noticed a minor crack, a lock problem or a draft issue, better call a professional.
We, at Southard Corporation go extra mile in ensuring that our clients get the best repair and replacement windows in Topeka, KS.
Our company provide quality windows that create a thermal barrier to help you prevent energy loss using the combination of Renewal by Andersen’s exclusive Fibrex® composite frames and High Performance™ Low-E4® glass package.
Aside from that, we can also help you with other important home improvements that include but not limited to maintenance, repair or installation of steel and vinyl siding, awnings, patio covers, screen rooms, storm windows, and carports.
We have everything that you need to make your home more attractive and functional this coming winter season. Contact us today for a free home consultation.