As the sun finally melts through the clouds and the days start to get a little longer, spring is in the air. There are probably plenty of tasks on your to-do list this spring, but your windows should be on the list as well. Taking good care of your windows will help them to last longer…and to take good care of your Toronto, Ontario home in the meantime. Here are a few things to do on your windows this spring to ensure they are ready for the summer months ahead.
Give Your Windows a Cleaning
The winter months can be hard on windows in this region, and even if they came out the other side okay, you can be certain that they are dirty. If you have vinyl frames, wipe them down and get the dirt and debris off the screens. Clean the glass inside and out so when the sun rises to beautiful views, you can actually see it.
Inspect the Windows
You want your windows to maintain their efficiency all summer long. Check the caulking around the frame and see that it is still in good condition. If it is cracked or seems to be chipping away after the winter, remove and replace it. If you have wood windows, now’s the time to strip them of their paint and re-paint or seal them for the coming season.
Watch for Drafts
The spring is pleasant, but the summer can bring heat waves. Before you want your home to be sealed up against that heat, you need to know if your windows will protect you from the weather. Test the windows for drafts using a candle and see if the flame gets sucked out or blows toward you. If there are evident drafts, you may want to get repairs or replace your windows completely.
Cover the Windows
You may have liked having the sun come in during the winter months, but once summer hits, it can get to be too much. Window coverings don’t last forever, so use the spring months to put something new into place to protect the inside of your home from too much sunlight this summer.
Consider New Windows
If you know your windows are old and not doing a stellar job any longer, spring and summer are the perfect seasons for replacements. Take your time in choosing new materials, styles, and options so you know you are getting the right fit for your home. New windows in Toronto, Ontario are an investment and you want to be happy with every aspect on the other side of the project.
If you need new windows, or you’d like advice on making your current windows more efficient for your home, contact Magic Window Innovations at (905) 856-8805. We’re here to help you figure out just what you need with a free consultation. You can also stop by and take a look at the options in our showroom at 75 Rowntree Dairy Rd, Woodbridge, ON L4L 6CB. Spring is the perfect time of year for window solutions!