Now that spring is finally upon us, it’s a great time to replace your windows and catch up on some home maintenance items. The days are starting to get longer, and the weather is starting to warm up! It is a perfect time to get outdoors and start tackling some of those home projects that we couldn’t get to over the cold winter. After months of wind, flying dirt, and cold weather, the winter has most likely left its mark on your home.
Spring Home Improvement Checklist
Here are some tasks to consider adding to your spring home improvement checklist:
- Clean gutters and downspouts: Clear out any debris that may have accumulated over the winter to prevent water damage.
- Inspect the roof: Check for any damage or wear and tear from the winter weather, such as missing or damaged shingles.
- Check windows and doors for drafts: Inspect windows and doors for gaps or leaks and replace weatherstripping or caulking where necessary.
- Check the HVAC system: Schedule an annual maintenance check-up for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system to ensure it’s running efficiently and safely.
- Clean or replace air filters: Change the air filters in your HVAC system to improve indoor air quality and keep your system running smoothly.
- Service your lawn mower: Sharpen the blades, change the oil and spark plugs, and check the air filter to make sure your lawn mower is ready for the upcoming season.
- Clean outdoor spaces: Sweep patios and decks, power wash outdoor furniture, and remove any dead plants or debris from the yard.
- Check the sprinkler system: Test the sprinkler system to make sure it’s working properly and adjust the sprinkler heads if necessary.
- Inspect the foundation: Check for cracks or other damage to the foundation of your home, and have any issues addressed by a professional.
- Add some color: Plant some spring flowers or add a fresh coat of paint to give your home a new look and feel.
Spring Window Maintenance
Spring is also a great time to ensure that your windows are functioning properly and looking their best.
Here are some great tips for your spring window maintenance:
- Clean the windows: Start by giving your windows a thorough cleaning. Use a window cleaning solution and a squeegee to remove dirt, grime, and streaks from the glass. You can also use a microfiber cloth or newspaper to dry the windows and prevent streaking.
- Check for damage: Inspect the windows for any signs of damage, such as cracks or gaps in the frames or glass. If your windows look like they need to be repaired or replaced, please contact us for an estimate!
- Lubricate moving parts: Check the window tracks and hinges for any signs of wear or rust. Apply a silicone-based lubricant to these parts to prevent them from sticking and ensure smooth operation.
- Seal any gaps: Check around the window frames for any gaps or cracks where air or water could leak in. Use caulk to seal any gaps and prevent drafts and water leaks.
- Install or Replace Screens: Install or replace your old window screens to keep out bugs and debris while still allowing fresh air to flow through your home.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your windows are functioning properly and looking their best for the spring season. For more information on the best way to clean your windows, click here!
There are some instances where basic window maintenance may not be enough to solve your window problems. A window replacement might be your only option, however, it’s important to know if you really do need to install new windows. Click here for some easy signs if it may be time to replace your windows, or call the team at New Windows for America for a FREE In-Home Estimate.
Spring is the perfect time of year to get your windows replaced. Give your home that spring-like feeling and call us today!