Wood windows offer unparalleled aesthetics, particularly for those who want to give their homes an authentic historic or craftsman look. Unfortunately, however, wood windows can quickly become an eyesore if they are not properly maintained.
For all windows, there are general rules that you should follow:
Over time, dirt, dust, and debris can build up on your window frames—especially on the exterior. This dirt is often superficial, but it can mask more serious issues that lie beneath. Cleaning your windows regularly will help you spot trouble areas like cracks and peeling finish or paint that could lead to frame rot later on.
To clean your windows, use a soft-bristled brush and warm water. If there are heavier accumulations of dirt, use a mild household detergent.
If you discover cracks in your window frames while cleaning, these cracks should be sealed with a matching finishing product or primer and matching paint. If the cracks are large enough to have an aesthetic impact on the window frame, they can be filled with wood filler and sanded down.
Undertake a thorough inspection of your windows every season. Check the condition of the window frame and sash. Use a metal probe to look for signs of rot, which could indicate moisture infiltration.
Check for signs of moisture in double or triple-paned windows. This indicates that the seal has failed and has to be replaced. A failed seal reduces the insulation capacity of your windows.
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