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Window Maintenance

It is important to put your windows on your yearly house maintenance schedule. This will ensure the windows last for years in perfect working order.
  1. Firstly, vacuum out all the debris form the windowsill and suing a wet paper towel, wipe down the sill to remove any residual dirt and grime.

  2. Look for any damaged or missing hardware. Re-nail or tighten loose guides. Tighten the screws on any window locks. Next, lubricate the locks with a shot of spray lubricant.

  3. Remove any paint that has accumulated on the locks by removing the locks and soaking them in any paint remover. Clean, polish, lubricate and replace the hardware. Wipe away any excess lubricant.

If you have modern, double hung windows, press against the metal channel on both sides of the frame and if one side yields to pressure, the window sash can be taken out of the frame. Using graphite or any other dry lubricants, grease the metal window channels in double hung windows.

A crack or lever is how a casement or awning window operates. By opening the windows fully, you can disengage the arm from the track that permits you to lubricate the arm and track or to free the window sash for easier washing.

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