Getting replacement windows in Dallas, TX is quite an investment. You don’t want anything to go wrong during installation, that’s for sure. And if all goes well, you have great—looking, energy efficient windows to help your home in a number of ways. The last thing you want to have happen is for something to damage the new windows after the installers leave. Here are a few ways to prevent just such an occasion.
Learn about the windows you are installing so you know how to treat them once they are installed. Vinyl windows don’t need much treatment. You don’t have to paint them or do any upkeep. If you want to keep them looking nice, wipe the dirt off from time to time, but that’s really all you have to do. With wood windows, there’s maintenance and if you want to prevent premature rot, keeping up with that maintenance is key.
You will also want to know how to properly open and close your windows. Now, that’s pretty much obvious, but does everyone in your house know the way to do it? Show children how to be gentle with windows so they can function as they are meant to. They should be very easy to open and close and as long as everyone does it the right way, that function will last for a long time.
Check up on the windows on a regular basis so you can prevent any small items of damage from spreading. Run your hands along the frame to check for drafts and look for anything visible. If there are minor damages, you should be able to fix them. New caulking eventually, for example, could take care of drafts. And water stains are something you can get rid of if you catch them soon enough.
It’s also not a bad idea to have the window company come out every now and then and check the windows over, like you do for your HVAC and perhaps even your pipes. The professionals can spot things that might be going wrong and, with any luck, those things should be covered in your warranty. The manufacturer can pay to have them fixed so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Taking care of your new windows isn’t really that hard since they’re new and operate like a dream. But you want your investment to pay off as much as possible and that means paying attention to the windows in question.
The professionals at Foster Exteriors Window Company are here to help you get the replacement windows in Dallas, TX you need, but we also are still here after the installation takes place. We can help you with maintenance tips, repairs, checkups and everything in between. Give us a call if you have any questions before or after your installation. You can reach us at (214) 319—8400 and we’d be happy to help you out. Or, you can come into the showroom, look around, and ask things there at 1350 N Buckner Blvd #216 Dallas, TX 75218.