Good windows contribute to the lighting and beauty of a home while also helping that home maintain its energy efficiency. Windows can last for decades, but only if they're properly maintained. Knowing when windows need maintenance, what kind of maintenance to perform and when to replace windows is an important part of maintaining a property.
There are many things that homeowners must do to maintain their windows.
- Cleaning. Washing the windows at least once per quarter helps the inside of the home stay light and bright.
- Caulking. Occasionally, windows need to be re-sealed with caulk; this happens every few years as the caulk deteriorates.
- Repairs. A broken window is a hazard and also bad for energy efficiency,