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5 Effective Ways to Maintain Your Andersen Windows

Posted June 15, 2023

Windows are an important part of the home, providing you with natural light, ventilation and protection from the elements. However, over time, your windows can become dirty, worn or damaged, which can affect their functionality and appearance.

To keep your Andersen windows in good condition and prolong their lifespan, it’s important to maintain them regularly. Below are five tips that will help you maintain your windows effectively for years to come!

1. Clean Your Windows Regularly

If you don’t enjoy cleaning your windows, you’re not alone. This is a tedious job that most people dread, which is why some homeowners hire a professional. However, if you’re willing to do the job on your own, you can get the same results while saving a lot of money!

Start by removing loose debris with a vacuum cleaner. Then use a mild glass cleaner or homemade solution of water and vinegar to clean the glass surface. Some people recommend using a squeegee to eliminate streaks and marks, while others feel more comfortable using a paper towel. Wash the interior and exterior of each window for the best results.

2. Check for Damage

While you’re cleaning your Andersen windows, take a few minutes to check for damage. Look for cracks, chips or warping. The purpose of this is to catch small problems before they become big ones. If you notice a small crack in one of the windows, for example, you can have it repaired before it cracks all the way through.

3. Inspect the Frames and Seals

Aside from the glass itself, be sure to inspect the frames and seals for signs of damage, particularly if the frames are made from wood. Look for rot, cracks or warping, as these can be signs that the structural integrity of the frame is compromised. Repair any frames or seals that are worn to prevent energy loss and maintain air tightness. You can repair a broken window seal on your own, or call a professional window repair company.

4. Lubricate Moving Parts

Windows with moving parts, such as sliding or casement windows, benefit from regular lubrication. This ensures that they can open and close smoothly. We recommend using a silicone-based lubricant on hinges, rollers, tracks and other moving parts. With proper lubrication, you can prevent friction and wear and tear.

5. Replace Old Windows

On average, windows last for about 15 to 20 years before they start showing signs of wear and tear. So, if you live in your home long enough, you’ll eventually have to replace your windows - and now might be that time. The good news is that if you replace old windows with Andersen windows, you’ll get a longer lifespan of 20 to 40 years, plus new technology and materials that will make your home efficient, secure and beautiful.

Install New Andersen Windows

Caring for your Andersen windows is one of the best ways to protect your investment and extend the life of your windows. Windows that are in good condition last longer, look better and perform their functions properly. Contact Woodhaven today to learn more about caring for your windows or replacing old windows with new, efficient Andersen windows.

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