Double pane windows from JKR Windows provide your home with several benefits. You enjoy lower energy bills, better lighting, improved durability, and more just by making the switch from traditional window options.
However, such high-quality windows aren’t a cheap investment, and you certainly want to maximize their lifespan and keep them looking as good as the day you got them for as long as possible.
How do you do that?
Today, we’re going to go over the basic steps you need to do to maintain double pane windows in your Las Vegas home in tip-top shape for years to come.
1: Use Curtains
First and foremost, if you’re going to invest in high-quality windows, you need to invest in blinds or curtains, as well. This will help keep light from entering your home as intended, but it can also help absorb sunlight and lower the intensity of sunlight damaging your windows over time. This is a minimal-effectiveness option since they are used indoors, but they can help keep light from shining through, being reflected back at the windows, and other basic problems.
2: Consider Shutters
Shutters have dropped in popularity in modern times. They’re simply not needed for blocking out light. However, they can still be useful for protecting your windows. On particularly sunny days, shutters can be used to prevent your windows from being hit by such intense sunlight, and during storms and other natural phenomena, they can act as a protective layer to keep your windows from being broken or scratched.
3: Clean Gently
The worst thing you can do to your windows is scrub them down with harsh chemicals or abrasive items. Some chemicals can leave a foggy film on windows, and abrasive materials will create micro scratches over time. After you use abrasive materials for long enough, your once transparent window might look like obscured glass just from you scratching it up so much.
It’s best to use a mild dish soap or similar gentle cleaning product, warm water, and preferably, a non-scratch rag such as what’s used to clean automobiles. This will prevent chemical fogging and scratches to keep your windows clean and looking brand-new.
4: Clean Regularly
Not only do you want to use proper cleaning techniques, but you want to clean regularly, too. Dirt and dust particles are abrasive, and as they’re blown off the glass, they can leave micro scratches. You want to minimize build-up and clean your windows frequently to ensure that doesn’t happen.
This is especially true in dusty and sandy areas that are common in Las Vegas and similar areas.
5: Clean the Inside
With double pane windows, it’s not enough to just clean the interior and exterior sides. To properly maintain double pane windows, you need to remove one pane if possible, or at least open one pane. Dirt, dust, and grime build up there, and moisture can too after a rainstorm. Don’t allow those to build up, or they can damage the window and window frame over time.
Start taking care of your double pane windows in Las Vegas today and ensure their longevity, energy efficiency, and optimal performance with our expert maintenance tips. Contact us now for more information on how we can help you with all of your window needs.