Replacement windows in San Jose, CA should be added to your normal home cleaning schedule. Replacement windows will naturally accumulate dirt from the elements outside, and fingerprints and dust from the interior of your home. After a while, you may notice that things outside your home don’t look as crisp and clear as they did when your replacement windows were first installed, and you may think, I probably need to clean the windows.
However, there are other very important reasons why you should clean your replacement windows as part of your normal home cleaning routine, instead of waiting until you realize you can’t see very well out of them.
A few of the reasons why you should clean replacement windows regularly is because it can reduce the chances of them being damaged, it can protect the quality of the air inside your home, and it can optimize the energy efficient effort of the windows for your home.
So, let’s talk about cleaning replacement windows.
It’s important to clean out sliding tracks and hinges on windows so that debris doesn’t build up in them and keep them from operating properly. Often, when windows are difficult to raise or lower or to open and close (casement or awning windows), it’s because debris has accumulated in the tracks or hinges and is inhibiting smooth operation of the windows.
If debris and dirt are not regularly cleaned out of replacement window tracks and hinges, eventually the windows will be damaged and will need to be replaced.
We live in a world where air quality outside is often an issue. With carbon emissions, smog, allergens, and other air pollutants, our bodies and immune systems are facing almost continual assault when we are outdoors.
However, we have much control over the quality of the air we breathe inside our homes. In addition to air purifiers, air filtering systems, and other methods of keeping our indoor air as clean as possible, our replacement windows also play a part in interior air quality.
While we may be able to see the evident of fingerprints and water spots on the interior surfaces of our replacement windows, we may not be able to see things building up on the glass surfaces that might be harmful to breathe. As we cook, burn candles, or use wood fireplaces in our home, smoke is produced. This smoke can accumulate on glass surfaces, including replacement windows, and lower the quality of the air inside our homes.
Regular replacement window cleaning, which is easy if you have replacement windows that tilt so that you can clean both sides of the glass from inside your home, will remove the smoky films on window surfaces that, while invisible to the naked eye, reduce the quality of the air inside our homes.
And, of course, regular cleaning of replacement windows allows us to clearly see the beauty around us outside. It also, however, ensures that we are able to enjoy the maximum amount of natural light from outside, which will make our homes warm and inviting and make us happier and more satisfied.
The brighter our homes are, the more relaxed and content we will be. Nothing more than a clean replacement window is needed to achieve what many people spend a lot of money chasing, but never getting, and that is peace of mind.
To learn more about replacement windows in San Jose, CA, you can speak with our knowledgeable staff at California Custom Creations. You can contact us at (408) 316-6293 to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation.