Are you planning to do your annual window and door tune-up? If you haven't thought about it, now is the time to get it scheduled.
The great weather season is with us again. Most people will be opening their doors and windows to have a feel of the wonderful Florida breeze blowing through the house. Not to mention the savings on air conditioning costs. As you read this article, perhaps you are one of the lucky people who get to enjoy our weather this time of year. So, before you find you have trouble opening your windows or doors to enjoy the nice weather, consider doing a window and door repair in time. When doing the repair, there are a number of things you need to look into.
Since you're going to be opening your windows more, you're going to want to be sure that all your screen doors are in good shape. Not only do your windows have screens, but many doors and most sliding glass doors have screens as well. Your screens are there to keep the bugs and mosquitoes out, so you'll want to have them all in good condition.
When it comes to sliding glass doors it is necessary to check for broken and worn parts, tracks, and rails. It's not likely that you have broken glass, but you never know, so it's a good time to check for that as well. For a sliding glass door, you may need to re-glaze if there is any broken or cracked glass. Broken wheels often damage tracks in door frames and replacement is suggested if there are signs of beginning damage. You can also check here the reasons why you should replace old energy-wasting sliding glass doors.
Damaged hinges often generate a number of door problems including jams on the bottom or sides of the door frame as well as other alignment problems. An annual tune-up is a good time to check, repair, or replace weather stripping, hinges, thresholds, the astragal on double entry doors, door closures, pivots, and make basic adjustments to the doors.
During your window tune-up, it's a good idea to check and replace worn parts on aluminum frames. Balance rods are the springs on both inner sides of the window that allows the window to go up or to stay up. They are often referred to as side window springs or side window mechanisms. Window locks should be checked to make sure they're working properly and replaced when needed.
Leaks mainly come in from around the outer part of the window and can be repaired when found. This can save money on your electric bill.
All in all, during your annual fall window and door tuneup many small issues can be uncovered and repaired that will save you money and future repair bills.
If some of these suggestions sound a bit complicated, don't worry. All it really takes is a quick phone call to R C Windows & Doors to discuss your needs. We'll handle all your window and door maintenance at one time with a simple fall tune-up. Remember the old saying: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Give us a call today to find out more.