Don't let climate change frighten you
Posted By MyGuy
As residents of Arizona, we realize that there are few times each year
when we can open the windows and really enjoy the beautiful weather. Unfortunately,
the windows are often the most neglected item in our homes. Over the years
windows can become hard to open as the mechanical parts degrade and dust
accumulates in the tracks. It is a good idea to maintain your windows
at least once a year with proper adjustment and/or lubrication. The vertical
sliding windows in your home have special springs and moving parts that
are often coated with a thin layer of lubricant; when the windows are
being used regularly this keeps the window parts functioning properly.
However, if the window goes long periods of time in the closed position,
dust and dirt can accumulate on the exposed portion of spring making the
component gritty. This grit can accelerate the failure of the part and
give the window an overall sticky feeling. Horizontal sliding windows
suffer from a similar fate when left unused for extended periods of time.
Dust and debris that accumulates in the track gathers on the rollers causing
the window to be difficult to open, close and lock. To further complicate
matters, if you are not the original owner of the home, you have to worry
about the previous owner's maintenance habits.
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