After the summer heat in Thousand Oaks, CA gives way to fall and temperatures back off a bit, it’s time to think about cleaning and maintenance that you may have neglected when it was too hot outside. Fall is a great time to take on a number of tasks because summer is often busy and things pile up and back up on you. There are plenty of home maintenance items that seem like drudgery, but they have to be done no matter how boring you feel they are. If they are left alone too long, you might have even more to do to catch up. Here are a few items to pay attention to this fall.
Window Screen Cleaning
Even if you clean your windows, if you don’t clean the screens, you won’t get a clear view. Plus, when you open the windows, the dirty screens could blow all sorts of things into your house. Most screens are easy to remove so you can take them out and prop them up against the house. Then, spray them down with a hose and scrub them with a soft brush. Spray them down again, let them dry, and put them back up. You might want to leave them sitting under the window they belong to or mark them so you don’t get them mixed up.
When you are cleaning screens, it’s a good time to get the windows good and clean as well. You will want to clean the glass with cleaner and a soft cloth. If you have vinyl windows, wipe them down as well with soap and water. If you have wood windows, you may have to paint and scrape the frames in order to make them look new. With double-hung windows, you can stay inside your house and just tilt the windows in to clean the exterior glass. With casement windows, crank them open as far as they go and you should be able to reach much of the outside from inside your home as well.
When you are cleaning your windows this fall, it’s a great time to assess how they are doing on your home. Are any of them cracked or broken? Are they all easy to open and close? Have you felt any drafts over the summer when you want to keep the hot air out? Think about how well your windows are holding up and if they’re a bit too old and broken down for comfort, consider replacement windows instead of cleaning them. Replacement windows come clean and you don’t have to worry about any other issues with them! Contact Quality Windows at 805-984-5895 to talk about Thousand Oaks, CA replacement windows and your options. You can also stop by our showroom at 1430 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030 to see the quality replacement windows we offer. We carry nothing but quality, which is why we call ourselves Quality Windows in the first place! You can rest assured that windows from us are nothing but quality products!