Your windows are important parts of your home. After all, they’re the components that help improve your home’s ventilation and energy efficiency. With that in mind, it’s vital that your windows are properly maintained. Unfortunately, some homeowners might be following a few bad window maintenance habits, such as:
Using Storm Windows With a Window With Low-E Coating
Low-emissivity (low-E) coatings are popular among homeowners as they help increase their window’s energy efficiency capabilities. This is because low-E coatings can reflect the sun’s heat, allowing your home to stay cooler in the warm weather. Unfortunately, some homeowners tend to install storm windows on top of their low-E windows. This is a mistake that you should always avoid as doing so can trap energy between the panes of glass, heating up your windows as a result.
Failing to Clean Tracks
If you have a sliding window, always have your window contractor clean the tracks. That way, dirt and debris can be removed, and your sliding windows can operate as smoothly as possible.
Leaving Window Coverings Down
As much as possible, never leave your window coverings down, especially during the winter season. According to window experts, this is because while doing so won’t cause condensation, it can prevent air flow and trap moisture near your windows in the process. This can encourage mold growth and rot, which can only be remediated by a costly window replacement. With that in mind, try raising the window covering so that the lowest part is a few inches above the bottom of the window sill instead.
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