One of the best parts about installing new Orange, CA windows in your home is that you won’t have to worry about doing it again for a long, long time once it’s done. Most of the windows that are on the market today are built to last for at least 20 or 30 years, if not longer. They’ll stay in place for years to come as long as they’re installed properly at the beginning. 

If you want to get even more life out of your windows than that, there are also some steps you can take to extend the life of them. By maintaining your windows properly, you can keep them looking their best for longer and avoid having to even think about the words “window installation” anytime soon. Here are 4 ways to make your home’s windows last longer. 

Clean them regularly. 

Many of today’s windows don’t require much as far as cleaning is concerned. You don’t have to spend every Saturday afternoon scrubbing them down or anything. But it is a good idea to get into the habit of dusting them off every week or two. You should also keep the window glass clean and make sure dirt and debris doesn’t built up in your window tracks. This will allow you to open and close your windows with ease. 

Open and close them carefully. 

Speaking of opening and closing your windows, you should always be careful when you’re doing either. New windows are easier to open and close than old ones, but that doesn’t mean you should throw them open or slam them shut at any time. By doing this, you can wear out your windows and potentially even cause damage to them. 

Cover them with window treatments. 

Window treatments will do more than just make your home look good and allow you to control how much sunlight comes into your home. Whether you go with blinds, shades, or one of your other options, window treatments will also offer protection to your replacement windows in Orange, CA. They’ll stop dirt and dust from building up on them, and they’ll also prevent them from accidentally getting broken. 

Repair them as needed. 

There are, unfortunately, going to be times when one of your windows stops working properly for one reason or another. A lock on a window will break, or it’ll get to be too difficult to open or close a window. When this happens, you should seek window repair services right away. In many cases, repairs will be covered by the warranty that comes with your windows. These important repairs will help your windows to last longer than they would otherwise. 

At Pacific Shores Windows & Doors, we want to see your new windows in Orange, CA last as long as possible. We’ll show you some other ways to extend the life of your replacement windows when you trust us to install them for you. Contact us at (714) 841-2228 today to schedule a window consultation or visit us at 10573 Ellis Ave., Fountain Valley, CA 92708 for more information on window installation.