During the extended months of winter, we spend a little too much time indoors. If you and your kids are suffering from cabin fever, there are plenty of things you can do to brighten up your space and prepare for spring. A lot of these fun projects involve your windows, as long as they are lead-free and energy efficient. Just grab a few simple craft supplies and you can spruce up just in time for spring. Here are some ideas to get you started:
This is a simple, fun way to decorate for spring. There are plenty of products on the market now that are safe, not only for kids but also for your windows. You can find window crayons, window markers, and even window paint. The products will not stain or scratch the glass and will give your children hours of entertainment while they paint the sky or yard full of flowers or superheroes. Clean up is easy, especially if you have vinyl windows. Use a mild detergent to wipe down the frames and a soft cloth to remove drawings. Then clean the glass with your usual cleaner and a lint free cloth or newspaper.
Another fun, easy project for kids are DIY sun catchers. There are several fun ways to make these, but the most common are with a little tissue paper, sheet protectors, and Modge Podge. Cut the tissue paper into small squares and cut the seams off the sheet protector so you have two separate sheets of plastic. Spread the Modge Podge and attach the tissue paper. Then, once the adhesive is dry, cut out your shapes, peel the decoupage tissue paper off the plastic, and use string to hang them up in the window.
Another simple, fun way to decorate your windows for spring is with pull and stick window clings. These temporary stickers are fun to place and move around. Best of all, they do absolutely nothing to harm your windows. Once you have had your fill, you can remove the decorations and store them for later or simply discard them.
If you do have outdated windows in your home, just before spring is a great time for replacement windows in Santa Barbara, CA. It isn’t yet the busy season and Quality Windows can get your window installations done quickly and efficiently before spring and summer roll in.
Do I Need Replacement Windows?
How do you know if you need replacement windows? Here are a few things to watch for:
- Cracks or broken glass
- Drafty windows or broken seals
- Difficult operation
- Condensation between the panes
- A lot of outside noise
- Higher energy costs year after year
- Your windows are more than 20 years old
- Windows tested positive for lead paint
Any one or more of these conditions, and you might need windows replacement Ventura, CA Still not sure? Contact us at Quality Windows at 805-564-7600. Our window professionals will come down and look at your windows and provide a free in-home consultation. We can tackle everything from large construction projects to small glass repairs. Want to come see some new windows right now? Visit us at 534 N Milpas St., Santa Barbara, California 93103.