Have your windows become difficult to open? Dust, dirt, and pollen may have become lodged in the tracks, which is one common reason for sticking windows. Getting your window sashes to glide open and closed easily again is as simple as cleaning the accumulated debris and lubricating the tracks. Here’s how.
TIP: Don’t use razor blades or other sharp metal tools to clean the window tracks. Also, avoid bleach and other abrasive cleaners that could damage the window frame.
TIP: Don’t use WD-40 to lubricate sticking windows. This product could gum up the tracks and make the problem worse.
TIP: Avoid spraying lubricant directly onto the window. It could create a greasy mess on the frame that’s difficult to remove. Also, if the lubricant gets onto the glass, it could leave a permanent mark.
Sometimes, windows stick because the sash no longer sits square in the frame. When this happens, it may be necessary to replace your windows. If it comes to this, be sure to team up with a reliable window installer in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Quality Window & Door can help you choose beautiful, energy-efficient windows for your home. The upgrade will not only restore operation to your sticking windows, but it will also reduce your heating and cooling bills and add beauty and value to your home. No matter what operating style, material, or design you have in mind, we can meet your needs as a non-proprietary distributor of today’s best window brands.
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