Extend Lifespan Of Replacement Windows

Getting The Most Out Of Your Replacement
Windows In Jacksonville Beach, FL

Ensuring Your Windows Outlive The
Manufacturer’s Warranty

Replacement windows in Jacksonville Beach, FL are a surefire way to improve curb appeal and energy efficiency of your home. Jacksonville Doors and Windows wants you to get the most out of the windows we install – because we care.

A quality project and a flawless installation are the best ways to ensure that you get the most out of your windows. But there are other methods that build on this that are super easy to execute after installation.

Register The Warranty For Your
Replacement Windows

Many people forget or, more likely, aren’t told about the fact that you have to register some replacement window warranties to receive the benefits. Pella has automatic warranties, but not all companies offer this.

For example, though a great window provider, Andersen, requires you to register your windows to receive the full warranty. At Jacksonville Doors and Windows, we’re here to help you register your windows if need be, but we prefer to pick windows that don’t require registration.

Annual Inspections Help Reduce Window
Replacements And Repairs

It may sound odd, but getting an annual window inspection actually reduces the amount you’ll spend on repairs. It’s much better to opt for small, quick repairs rather than wait until you need a full window replacement every time. That time will come even sooner if you don’t take care of simple repairs as they come up.

Contact Residential Replacement Window
Companies At The First Sign Of Damage

Letting issues go on for too long is one of the best ways to ensure your window has a short lifespan. But it’s not always easy to spot issues that could cost your windows years of a healthy life. When you choose a window replacement, you never know how long it will last. But a few signs of damage will help you find the right time to contact your window installer.

  • Cracking – from split sills to broken glass, any type of damage on the window should be addressed as soon as possible.
  • Sealant – take a look at your seal around the window on a regular basis to ensure that there are no cracks or peeling. Cracked sealant means a reduction in energy efficiency.
  • Screen – though broken screens are easy to fix, it’s best to take care of them sooner rather than later so that you don’t have to worry about pests getting in.
  • Salt buildup – in the St. Augustine-Jacksonville Beach area, salt buildup is a serious concern. If you spot streaks on your windows that look similar to soap scum, it may be salt from the salty beach air.

Keep Blinds And Curtains Clean For
A Clean Replacement Window

Dirty blinds and curtains are not good for windows. It’s important to wash your curtains according to the tags and clean blinds with the proper dusters or vacuums. It’s best to clean these about once a month for optimum results.

Of course, not having curtains or blinds is also an option that may reduce dust build-up. However, curtains and blinds help you control how much light gets into your home and how much privacy you have.

Clean Your Replacement Windows – But Gently

Regularly cleaning extends your windows’ lifespans. While you don’t need to clean your windows every day, every few months is ideal. Twice a year may work if your windows don’t look dirty, but three to four times work better for other households with risk factors such as pets and dusty yards.

  • Use a squeegee – a great tool that isn’t reserved for cars.
  • Clean frame first – start with the frame and then use a separate cloth to wash the glass.
  • Use Microfiber – avoid using paper of any kind to wipe your window, as it leaves behind residue.
  • Wipe both ways – get the best streak-free shine by wiping horizontally and vertically.

To get a free quote on your replacement windows in Jacksonville Beach, call Jacksonville Doors and Windows today at (904) 503-0680.

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