When you install vinyl windows on your home, you aren’t really worrying about making them last. However, if you don’t do anything to them at all, they won’t look as nice and they won’t last as long. Most of the windows you can have installed on your Garland, TX home can last 20 years or even longer. But you can do your part and make them last even longer than that. Plus, it’s nice to have them look good during their lifespan as well. Here are just a few ways to make vinyl windows last even longer than you thought possible.
Clean the glass regularly
The first thing you want to add to your to—do list when you have new vinyl windows is to clean the glass inside on a regular basis. It’s not a fun chore, but it doesn’t take long, either. Just use some glass spray and a paper towel or newspaper to get the dirty and fingerprints off the window. IT’s easier to do on a cloudy day so you can see the streaks if there are any left behind. You’ll want the views and natural light that comes in through the windows and you can have it by cleaning them!
Wipe down the window panes inside and out
You’ll clean the glass frequently, but you’ll also want to wipe down the window frames inside and out on your vinyl windows. Most windows don’t need extensive cleaning very often, but if you want to prevent dirt build up, it’s a good idea to wipe them down. You don’t want contaminants to build up and eat away at the frame’s surface, after all.
Repair items that break down
As you clean, you’ll get to know your windows and that means you’ll notice when something isn’t right. That won’t happen any time soon on new vinyl windows, but eventually, small, simple repairs may become necessary. Keeping abreast of those repairs and getting them done quickly will keep your windows in good shape.
Seal windows properly
The exterior of your windows takes a beating in the Texas heat and you need to seal and caulk the area on occasion to prevent drafts. Pick a semi—cool day and remove old caulking and replace it with new. Check the sealant on occasion to make sure it is still doing its job.
These are just a few ways you can keep up with your vinyl windows Garland, TX so they last as long as possible. When you invest in new vinyl windows, you most certainly want that investment to las for as many years as it can. IF you need more window tips, or you’re ready for new vinyl windows yourself, contact the experts at Foster Exteriors at 214—319—8400 for a free consultation. We’re always happy to talk about windows! You can also stop by and see us in our showroom at 1350 N Buckner Blvd#216, Dallas, TX 75218. We’ll show you how to care for vinyl windows in person!