Five Top Window Maintenance Tips For Winter
Autumn’s not quite over yet, so now is the perfect time to begin preparing your home for the winter. In today’s climate of rising energy bills, looking after your windows as temperatures drop is perhaps more important than ever – so here are a few top tips to help you.
Check for loose or faulty fittings
Inspect your windows carefully and try to identify any loose, worn or malfunctioning fittings and fixtures before temperatures plummet. Broken handles or dodgy locks, for example, should be fixed as soon as possible. Not only can they present a security issue, they may prevent the window from closing properly – a nightmare when it’s so cold outside.
Depending on the issue, you may just need to tighten some screws or order some small replacement parts.
Resolve any leaks
A vital one this winter. If your windows are leaking, panels have blown or seals are worn out, now is the ideal time to give them some TLC. Draughty windows can make your home significantly colder, meaning you’ll need to use your heating more – fixing any issues now will likely save you money in the long run.
Grease the opening mechanism
Colder temperatures can lead to opening mechanisms drying out and becoming stiff and awkward to use. Apply a silicone lubricant to your windows’ mechanisms to keep them lubricated all winter – you won’t believe how smoothly and easily they open and close!
Clean them before the temperature drops
Cleaning your windows in winter isn’t ideal – it’s hardly a fun job when the temperature is so low. With that in mind, we’d recommend doing it before winter really sets in. That way, your windows will look their best throughout the season, and you’ll get as much light into your home as possible. When it comes to reducing energy bills, every little helps.
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