Window Replacement Signs To Look For

Window Replacement

Top Signs Its Time For Window Replacement

With the climatic change, wear and tear, it is only a matter of time before your windows need to be replaced. Here are a couple signs its time for you to replace your windows.

Top Signs To Look For 

    • Windows are not opening or closing with ease: Windows with iron frames can rust over time, without proper anti-rust paint.  The rust can unhinge window panes or break cause problems with the nuts and bolts. This means could mean that one strong windy night your window could come off completely. This is a telling sign you must not ignore its time for a window replacement.
    • No protection from rain and storm: If the window is not closing properly and does not seem to be protecting the inside. This is a definite sign its time for a window replacement.
    • Higher power bills: If the window is not closing properly it could be causing the room to cool slower. Likewise, if the heater or humidifier is on. Keep track of the bills and if you see a sudden rise in the bill and check the windows. If that bill is high it could be a sign its time for a window replacement.
  • Your home is old and needs repairs overall: If you are planning a home renovation overall, windows are a huge part of this type of project. This will be a necessary step to ensure your home is fully renovated.

Seeking professionals is the most cost-efficient way to ensure you have the best window for your window replacement project. For more information about replacing your windows contact Gulfside Windows, Doors, & More today. We are here to answer all your questions and offer a free in-home consultation. Learn more about how Low-E Glass Coating is important.

How To Keep Window Tracks on Sliding Doors Clean

Tips for cleaning your window tracks

One of the most daunting tasks of a homeowner can be keeping those sills and window tracks clean. Especially when it comes to sliding glass doors. We’ve all been there, the door won’t slide smoothly; the slider gets stuck. What a pain! While it’s not a fun job to clean, it can be easy if you follow these steps:

First of all, you need to gather your materials. Most of these items are already lying around your home!

  • Vacuum including brush attachment
  • Soft cleaning brush or toothbrush
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Sponge or cloth
  • Vinegar, dish soap and baking soda (optional-to enhance cleaning)

First use your vacuum to get the dirt out of the windowsill or slider track. This will give you a better base to clean with as well as suck up any bugs or other materials that may be there.

Next get your spray bottle ready. For a little extra oomph, you can add some vinegar or dish soap to the water in a spray bottle. You may want to sprinkle some baking soda on the window tracks or sill first to help remove the embedded dirt. However if your windowsill is made of wood you want to use very few chemicals and as little water as possible. Lucky for us Floridians most sliding glass doors are fiberglass or aluminum in material.

Once you have sprayed the windowsill take your sponge or cloth and wipe up the dirt. You may need to use a cotton ball or a Q-tip in the harder to reach corners. You should keep a bucket of clean water handy so that you can rinse out your dirty sponge from time to time.

Lastly, take a dry cloth and wipe the excess moisture away leaving a nice clean and shiny window sill.

In order to keep your windows looking great all the time be sure to clean them regularly and don’t allow too much build up.  For other tips on window maintenance as well as information on replacement windows contact the experts at Gulfside Windows, Doors and More.