The windows of your home need to have routine maintenance done to them, which includes caulking, painting, cleaning and occasional repairs. Some maintenance tasks are important to stop air leaks and reduce energy loss. Here are some of the window maintenance and improvement projects that will help stop air leaks and improve the energy efficiency of your home.
1. Routine Caulking and Glazing Maintenance to Stop Air Leaks Around Windows
The frame around a window is sealed with caulking, which eventually dries and wears. The caulking around the windows in your home should be replaced every few years. This is something that can be done when you do other maintenance around your home, such as painting. Also, some older windows also have glazing the holds the glass, which also needs to be replaced when it becomes dry and worn. Glazing is common in older wood windows, especially grid-style window designs. Replacing caulking is something that you can do on your own, but you will want to contact a window repair professional for help with glazing projects.
2. Replacing Broken Parts and Repairing Damage That Leads to Energy Loss at Windows
Do you have windows that do not work properly? This causes them not to close properly, which means that there may be air leaks. It is important to have windows repaired when parts like springs in sashes or other mechanical components break. In addition, have a window repair service do other repairs to damage like rot of wood casings. Talk with the repair service about inspecting for rot and doing improvements to prevent water damage, such as adding a metal drip edge above windows that are more vulnerable to rain runoff.
3. Replacement Windows and Other Improvements That Help You Save Energy
There are also improvements that can be done to the windows in your home to improve energy efficiency. If you are doing major renovations, replacement windows are a good choice to update the windows in your home. Replacement windows are a costly solution, but there are other options to consider, like glass replacement, window films, roll-up shutters, and window treatments, which will help make your home more energy-efficient at a much lower cost.
These are some of the window maintenance and improvement projects that will help make your home more energy-efficient. If you need help with maintenance, repairs, or improvements, contact a window repair service to ensure your home is energy-efficient.Share
5 May 2018
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