Winter in Connecticut means shorter days, freezing temperatures and darkness. That’s why at Renewal by Andersen® of Connecticut, we make sure the replacement windows we install provide utmost energy efficiency, natural light and most of all, enough comfort throughout the cold season.
We also offer professional tips on how to best protect your investment by keeping your windows looking good – especially this winter. Check out some of them below.
Prepare your cleaning materials. Assemble tools necessary to remove snow and ice from the edges of your –windows. A garden spade, for instance, is great for shoveling snow off the sill. Warm water is also a good choice for melting any ice left on your windowpane. Other tools you can use are a sea sponge and a cleaning solution to easily remove stains on the glass.
Wash your windows with cold water. During cold weather, it’s advisable to use cold or room temperature water for washing your replacement windows. A sudden temperature change can lead to cracking of glass, so never put a hot water solution onto your window.
Consider using vinegar or an alcohol-based cleaning solution. Using vinegar or alcohol not only breaks up dirt; they also keep water spots from drying out and water from freezing.
Don’t forget to seal your windows. Cold drafts coming from gaps and holes on your windows can cause discomfort to your family. For this reason, be sure to seal all your units and fill in the gaps. This is also a cost-effective way to boost your home’s energy efficiency.
Following these window maintenance tips will help get you through winter. If you need to get rid of old, inefficient windows, you can turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Connecticut for high-quality replacement windows that will protect your home from harsh weather.
To schedule a FREE consultation, simply call us at (860) 904-1931 or fill out our contact form. We serve residents in Connecticut communities.