Window maintenance should be part of your regular building maintenance plan. Unfortunately, glass window maintenance is almost always put aside until a window breaks or is damaged. No matter how modern or stylish your windows are, lack of proper maintenance can affect their appearance and life span.
For business owners, your storefront windows can affect your customers’ first impression of your business. A dirty and grimy glass window signals that the interior will be similarly unclean, regardless of its actual state.
Why Window Maintenance is a Must
Neglecting window maintenance is too common. Electrical, mechanical, communication, and plumbing systems are usually maintained regularly, but window maintenance is frequently seen as a cosmetic issue, and therefore a discretionary expense.
Poor maintenance of glass windows can lead to hardware failure, leakage, and diminished natural light. Grime, smudges, and dirt can easily build up on your glass, and broken locks and mechanisms can compromise the safety and security of your building. The costs of potential consequences far outweigh the short-term benefits of deferring maintenance.
How Often Should You Have Your Windows Maintained and Cleaned?
There is no hard and fast rule on how often you should perform window maintenance and cleaning.
If your property is located in an area exposed to heavy rains and storms more than usual, leaves and debris can accumulate. This requires more frequent window cleaning and maintenance.