You’re looking for brand new windows for your Brantford home, which will not only help to improve the appearance of your home, but chances are it will increase your home’s security and energy efficiency as well.
Home renovations are a big deal but also a significant financial investment. Getting the most out of your investment is important, so it’s understandable you’re going to be looking for ways to maximize your investment and make sure your money is well spent. Here are a few ways to get the most out of your new windows.
Go with an experienced window company
When it comes to home renovations, you get what you pay for, and new windows are no exception. One of the best ways to make sure you get the most life out of your new windows is to make sure they are installed properly by a professional window installer as this is the foundation for getting the most out of your windows.
When windows are installed correctly, they are less likely to leak and will open and close easily. Even if you buy the highest quality windows, they could still need to be replaced or repaired in a few years if not installed properly.
Clean your windows regularly
Most modern windows are low-maintenance and energy efficient, but they still need to be cleaned regularly. Modern windows are durable, but over time dirt and debris can build up in the corners and the window tracks. Keeping your windows clean will make sure the debris doesn’t damage your windows, and it will also keep them looking brand new all the time.
Take it easy on the windows
New windows will open and close so easily, especially if you’re used to older windows that take a little muscle to slide open. When you have your new windows installed, you may realize that they open really easily and so you might find you’re throwing them open as they slide faster than expected.
This can cause the pane of glass to bounce against parts of the frame and potentially damage it. As much as possible, be gentle with your windows when you’re opening and closing them. Over time you will get used to being gentler on them and this will also help maximize the life of your windows.
Address any damage immediately
Even if you are careful with your new windows, damage can still happen – it’s part of life. The smallest amount of damage can cause bigger issues over time if they are not addressed, so for those minor issues, don’t wait to contact the manufacturer of the windows.
Call the window company as soon as your notice the damage and arrange for someone to come out and look at it to make sure it’s under warranty. Doing this as soon as you notice the problem can give you 30 or 40 years out of your windows, instead of 20. Most windows come with a lifetime warranty for the window, so most of the cost of repair will likely be minimal – or you may not have to pay anything at all.
Call Dayside Windows today
Are you ready to put new windows in your Brantford home? We would be happy to help. Call us today to see what we can do for you.