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Posted on Jul 24, 2018 by Sam Heer

How to Take Care of Your Windows in Summer

The summer heat is on, and you may be thinking of putting up a new air conditioning unit. While this may be a good idea, Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois believes that your windows are the first thing you should prepare when the summer heat kicks in. Whether your windows just need a repair or you’re considering a full replacement, it’s important you take care of them before the heat hits Illinois.

Check for Weather Stripping or Caulking

Weather stripping is a material used for insulating the space that connects the sash and the window pane. This is one of the windows’ components that wear down quickly, so homeowners need to make sure that their weatherstripping is still intact or they will let humid air seep into their property.

Check for Leaks

Next time it rains, inspect your windows for signs of leaks. If you’re noticing moisture seeping through the window, it may be because your frames are starting to rot or your glass is thinning. To avoid expensive problems, we suggest buying replacement windows. For example, our exclusive Fibrex® material, which we use for our window frames, will not rot, corrode or crack, so you won’t have to deal with recurring costs every time you perform maintenance checks.

Upgrade Your Glass

Sure, window films work well, but you can opt for replacement windows with our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. Of our three variants, the SmartSun® glass is our most efficient, which helps reflect heat during the summer and keep heat in during winter, making it one of the most ideal options for areas where cooling and heating costs are a concern.

Taking care of your windows during summer is all about stopping moisture, eliminating the harsh rays of the sun, and keeping your electricity bills low. Our team can do a professional window assessment and can help you with maintenance. We offer a wide selection of energy-efficient windows that will allow you to cut costs in the long run and improve the quality of your home.

Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois serves the areas of Springfield and Decatur, IL. Call us at (866) 693-6707 to schedule an in-home consultation with our window experts. We offer replacement windows and doors.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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