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Glass Window Maintenance: Schedule and Checklist

This maintenance of glass windows is done to avoid hardware failure, leakage problems, and glasses that do not permit sufficient light into the building and homes. This will also help with the safety and security of your home or building occupants and save money in the long run.
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09/08/2022

Glass Window Maintenance: Schedule and Checklist

This maintenance of glass windows is done to avoid hardware failure, leakage problems, and glasses that do not permit sufficient light into the building and homes. This will also help with the safety and security of your home or building occupants and save money in the long run.

    Poor maintenance of glass windows can lead to hardware failure, leakage problems, and glasses that do not permit sufficient light into the building. Grimes, smudges, and dirt can easily build up on your glass windows, and depending on your location, it can be worse. Broken locks and mechanisms on the glass windows can also compromise the safety and security of your home. This can affect the building and its occupants, and can be more costly if left unrepaired.

    How Often Should You Have Your Windows Maintained and Cleaned?

    There is no hard and fast rule on how often should you perform glass window maintenance and cleaning for your property. The following factors, however, influence how often you should maintain and clean your glass windows:

    Location

  • Weather

  • Landscaping

  • Structure

  • Function and Use

  • Office Buildings and Residential Homes

  • What are the Things to Check during Your Glass Windows’ Regular Maintenance?

  • Here are things to include in your window maintenance checklist to ensure a thorough and complete inspection:

  • Check both glass and non-glass parts of your windows.

  • Both glass and non-glass parts of your building’s windows contribute to your building’s and its windows’ integrity. Make sure to check for the following:

  • Inspect the fit of your glass windows.

  • Physics dictate that exposure to increasing and decreasing temperature can cause the glass and its frame to expand and contract, causing for the fit of your window’s components to loosen. Gaps can form, which may result to air and moisture penetration.

    • Weatherproof your glass windows.

    • Reinforce seals and cover gaps to ensure that heat during winter (or cool air during summer) do not escape through your windows. These gaps can make your HVAC system inefficient.

      • Perform thorough cleaning of your windows.

      • Prolong the life and beauty of glass windows through regular cleanup. Avoid using harsh chemicals and abrasive materials in cleaning your windows.

        • Repair or replace damaged windows.

        • To ensure fully functional windows, replace damaged and compromised glass and other window components. Protect your property and your business from different weather conditions and theft with operational and working windows.

          Source: MaintainX (Community Member)

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