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Windows play a huge role in
your home, contributing to both form and function, that’s why keeping them in
tip-top shape must be one of your priorities. Like anyone, you’re going to want
to make sure that you make the most out of your investment. To do this, you
have to make your windows last. To do that, it is important that you understand
the factors that affect your window’s lifespan.
Choosing the Right Product
To have a window that
lasts, you have to start with getting the right product. There will be many
options available to you but make sure that you get a window unit made of
high-quality materials and fitted with advanced features suitable for the
climate in your area. Fibrex frames, for instance, are designed to be highly
durable, resisting decay, rot, warping and bowing better than what other
materials are capable of. As for window glass, opt for multi-pane windows with
low-emissivity coating for optimal energy efficiency.

 

Ensuring Proper Installation
Finding the best windows
will be useless if you don’t have them installed right. For starters, windows
must perfectly fit into openings and must be properly sealed to avoid air
leakage and water seepage, which can cause premature deterioration. You also
can’t just install a window right away without prepping the installation area
first. Once a window is installed, it must be also thoroughly inspected to
ensure proper fit and that it operates smoothly. a thorough inspection must be
performed to ensure that it fits snugly and operates smoothly.
Carrying Out Routine Care and Maintenance

 

Your windows may be built
to last but they will eventually succumb to wear and tear as a results of
constant exposure to the elements. There’s no avoiding that but you can delay
the inevitable with routine care and maintenance. For the most part, window maintenance is about keeping yours clean. Aside from regularly cleaning your
windows, you may also need to lubricate moving parts once in a while.

 

Scheduling Regular Inspections
Having your windows checked
for issues and damage is necessary if you want to spot problems before they
worsen. Exact inspection tasks may vary depending on the windows you have but
they should generally include: spotting signs of moisture buildup, ensuring all
seals are intact, checking if parts need lubricating, searching for cracks and
other physical damage and testing for drafts or air leakage.

 

Addressing Problems Promptly
One of the keys to making a
window last is mitigating the problems you encounter while they are small. Once
you notice signs of damage, such as holes, cracks, or splinters, give your
local window contractor a call right away! It is important that you don’t delay
because you don’t want to compromise your window any further. If your windows
are old and you’re finding yourself getting repairs done too frequently,
consider getting a window replacement instead. Talk to your window contractor about replacement options to
not just give you an idea of what’s available to you but to help you find the
best one for you as well.