While keeping your windows clean may not feel like a top priority, they should be cleaned at least three times a year. So many other aspects of your home rely on clean windows, from the ability to filter light and heat through to other money-saving aspects. The list below will help the longevity of your windows and provides the benefits of getting your windows cleaned.
Clean window offenders are most obviously fingerprints and water spots, among other things. But did you know that the build-up on the inside of your windows can be detrimental to your health? Part of that build-up is from the smoke from burning candles, cooking, smoking in the house, even your fireplace. All of that smoke film build-up accumulates on the windows and lingers until they’re cleaned, so you’re inhaling the residual smoke.
Cleaning your windows can help improve the air quality in your home, making you breathe more comfortably than ever before.
The way your home looks on the inside and outside is largely affected by how clean your windows are. Having clean windows will enhance your home’s distinctive design and leave a greater impression on guests. The natural light that comes in through clean reflective surfaces can actually have an effect on your mood and productivity throughout the day as well. Brighter, more open spaces will make rooms feel more inviting and spacious. And, if you’re selling your home, clean windows have major curb appeal to potential buyers.
Speaking of bright, open spaces, a clean window directly impacts how much natural light can filter into your home. If the window glass isn’t clean, the amount of light that can sift through is lessened and will make your home appear dark and dingy. Keeping windows free of dirt, smudges, smoke film build-up, and oxidation particles will allow the maximum amount of light to filter in and illuminate what’s inside.
When cleaned properly with professional services, your windows are made more efficient. Dirt particles may lower your home’s heating efficiency, so the dirtier your windows are, the less sun is able to penetrate your home through the windows and warm your home. This is especially important in the winter, as this can lower the amount of heating you actually need in the house. Oxidation and weathering around window frames can ruin window seals and cause air leaks/drafts and have a negative effect on your energy bills. Condensation can also build up around the windows, should the frames be ruined, and cause new mold problems.
Keeping the sliding features on your window tracks free of debris and hinges free of dirt and grime will ensure your windows are working correctly. Over time this will also help future damage and preserve your windows for as long as they can be used. A full-functioning window system is less likely to break down. Removing corrosive contaminants from your windows extends their lifespan and saves you money!
If your windows need to be replaced, turn to Bennett Contracting. We are trusted professionals who can handle any size window replacement job. If your home needs new windows, don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact us directly on our website or call us at 518-462-6731.