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Kelly Exteriors Windows

Don't Get Cloudy: The Importance of Regular Window Maintenance

Windows are the unsung heroes of our homes and buildings. They bring in natural light, offer breathtaking views, and allow fresh air to circulate. But like any hardworking hero, they need regular maintenance to thrive. Neglecting your windows can lead to a host of problems, from reduced energy efficiency and compromised security to aesthetic woes and unhealthy indoor air. So, why

is regular window maintenance crucial, and how can you ensure your windows stay sparkling and secure?

Shine a Light on Energy Savings:

Drafty windows are energy vampires, sucking up precious heat in winter and cool air in summer. Regular maintenance, including checking and replacing weatherstripping and seals, can drastically improve energy efficiency, leading to lower utility bills and a smaller carbon footprint.

See Clearly, Stay Secure:

Worn-out locks and damaged frames make your home vulnerable to break-ins. Regular inspections and repairs ensure your windows remain secure barriers, protecting your loved ones and belongings.

Boost Your Curb Appeal:

Sparkling clean windows enhance the visual appeal of your home, both inside and out. Grime-covered windows create a neglected impression, while well-maintained ones add sparkle and value to your property.

Breathe Easy, Live Healthy:

Dirty windows trap dust, allergens, and even mold, which can negatively impact your indoor air quality. Regular cleaning improves air circulation and reduces the risk of respiratory problems, creating a healthier living environment.

Beyond the Surface:

Window maintenance goes beyond just cleaning the glass. It's crucial to:

  • Inspect frames and sills for damage and rot.

  • Check weatherstripping and seals for wear and tear.

  • Test and lubricate moving parts for smooth operation.

  • Clean and reapply weatherstripping adhesive as needed.

Frequency of Care:

The frequency of window maintenance depends on several factors, including:

  • Climate: Harsh weather conditions require more frequent attention.

  • Location: Proximity to salt water, dust, or pollution necessitates more cleaning.

  • Window type: Different materials have varying maintenance needs.

Consult Kelly Exteriors for specific recommendations and assistance with complex repairs. Investing in regular window maintenance is an investment in your home's comfort, security, value, and your health. So, give your windows the attention they deserve, and enjoy their benefits for years to come!

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