Let's take a closer look at the factors that affect the lifespan of windows:
- Material: The material of your windows plays a significant role in their lifespan. Different materials have different levels of durability and require different types of maintenance. For example, vinyl windows are low maintenance and can last up to 20 years, while wood windows require regular maintenance but can last even longer.
- Environmental Factors: The environment in which your windows are installed can also impact their lifespan. For example, windows in coastal areas are exposed to salt and constant moisture, which can cause corrosion and rust. Windows in areas with high pollution levels may require more frequent cleaning to prevent damage from pollutants. While Nashville sees a lot of rain, we at least don’t have to deal with either of these extreme situations.
- Maintenance: Regular maintenance is essential for extending the lifespan of your windows. Neglecting maintenance can lead to dirt and debris buildup, causing scratches and damage to the glass. Dirty frames can also cause moisture buildup, which can lead to rot and mold growth. WIthout maintenance, new windows can become problematic within a few seasons, especially if they’re not installed properly. No bueno!
Now let's explore the benefits of regular window cleaning and maintenance:
- Increased Lifespan: Wild concept, but regular cleaning and maintenance can help extend the lifespan of your windows! Cleaning and maintaining your frames can also prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to rot and mold growth.
- Improved Appearance: Clean windows make a home or business look more inviting and professional. Regular cleaning can also prevent the buildup of hard water stains and other types of discoloration that can make windows look unsightly.
- Energy Efficiency: Dirty windows can block natural light and reduce energy efficiency by preventing sunlight from entering your building. Regular cleaning can help maximize natural light and reduce your energy bills.
Maximize your investment. Keep your windows clean and your home will look better and save on energy bills. Platinum Window Cleaning can help extend the life of your glass with professional cleaning services. Reach out today for more information.