Written by Fred Daues on February 5, 2018 in Window Replacement

Did you recently get replacement windows? Congratulations! You took a great step toward decreasing your energy bills and saving energy in your home. Replacement windows aren’t a small investment in Webster Groves, MO and now that you have them, you want to take care of them! Maintaining your replacement windows will lengthen their lifespan and keep them looking beautiful and like new. Here are a few tips to help.

Tip 1: Wash the Replacement Windows

This seems obvious and something you probably do because of dirt, not because of maintenance. But it’s something that really can lengthen the lifespan of your windows. Tons of dirt lies on your windows every year and Webster Groves gets snow, rain, and all sorts of other Restorations. Once the mushy winter months are over, take some time to remove the screens on your windows and clean them and the windows. If they’re clean, they’ll look better and work better, too!

Tip 2: Lubricate the Windows

You may have never lubricated your old windows and that could be part of why they didn’t work well any longer. Very few people lubricate windows, but it’s a good idea to do so every year. It will ensure their performance for many years. Clean the hinges when the windows are open and spray them with a lubricant. The oil can be messy, but it makes opening and closing the window much easier well into the future.

Tip 3: Look Over the Screws and Bolts

Any replacement windows are going to have screws and bolts somewhere, even if they are fusion welded together on the seams. Make sure those screws are tight and not corroded. You can remove any that corrode over the years and replace them to keep them working well. Visual inspection of these parts can help you keep your windows in good shape for much longer.

Tip 4: Clean the Glass

While you are cleaning everything else on the windows, it’s also a good time to clean the glass. You’ll want to do that a lot more often than once a year if you want to keep your view in tact. Clean inside throughout the winter months and give the outside of the glass a good cleaning once it warms up a bit, if you can stand to wait that long!

If you have any other questions about the maintenance work your replacement windows Webster Groves, MO need, feel free to contact the professionals at Masonry & Glass Systems by calling (314) 535-6515. We don’t abandon our customers once the installation is complete. We’re here to answer your questions for the long haul! If you haven’t gotten those replacement windows yet, but you’re about to make the leap, we can help with that as well. We’ll stand by you as you decide on all of the details, large and small, and we’ll make sure you understand maintenance too. Stop by our showroom and take a look at the windows we offer at 1503 S Kingshighway Blvd St Louis, MO 63110.