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3 Window Maintenance Tasks to Do Before Summer Ends

With summer coming to a close, you need to make sure your windows and exterior doors are ready for the cooler weather. This means doing certain maintenance tasks, which include:


Cleaning Your Windows

Dirt and other debris can get caught in window sills and moving components, especially when windows are kept open, much like during summer. Simply get a small brush, and clean all the nooks and crannies. If you have a sliding window, make sure you get all the debris along the tracks. Aside from simply making your window look great, keeping it clean also helps create tighter seals when it’s closed, helping you keep indoor heat inside. 

Replacing Weatherstripping

It’s important to have sound weatherstripping because you don’t want air leaks that will get in the way of achieving your desired indoor temperatures. Worn-out or loose weatherstripping, after all, can let out indoor heat, wasting regulated air your HVAC system worked hard to create. Don’t forget to have caulk or sealant reapplied!

Repairing Damaged Surfaces

Cracks and rot in frames mean your windows could be letting in moisture and letting out indoor heat, so they need to be addressed. Minor problems in frames may be fixed with some putty, but if you’re looking at damage that has compromised your window’s structural integrity, it’s best to do a replacement instead.

Renewal by Andersen® of Des Moines is your leading choice for quality replacement windows and doors. When you work with us, you can be sure that all your needs will be addressed, ensuring you make the most of your window and door investment. 

To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give Renewal by Andersen of Des Moines a call at (515) 209-3000, or fill out our online contact form. Schedule a FREE consultation with us today! We serve Urbandale and the surrounding communities.


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Kathy M. - Clive, IA
November 2003

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