Monday, April 30th, 2018 by Michael Gabrian
Marvin Infinity windows bring several big perks to the table. They look great, they’re durable, and they’re recognized as the quality window choice.
However, one of the big reasons most homeowners choose Marvin Infinity windows is how long they tend to last, which could be up to 50 years if taken care of properly.
Maintain Efficient Weatherstripping
Weatherstripping acts as a barrier between the sash and the frame and helps to prevent air and moisture from finding its way inside. This affects the performance of your window, and if moisture can find it’s way in, it could lead to mildew growth.
It’s important to inspect the weatherstripping of your window and make sure it’s still effective. You could just look for some physical damage or wear and tear, feel for a draft, etc.
Make Sure Your Have Proper Caulking
Caulking can be worn by a number of things; dramatic changes in temperature, humidity, etc. Dry, cracking caulking could allow drafts to develop, moisture infiltration, and a drop in your window performance.
Fixing and caulking problems are as simple as removing the existing dry, cracked caulk and spreading on new caulk. Done correctly, and this will be taken care of for over 20 years.
Clean your Window’s Glass with Best Practices
If you’re not cleaning your Marvin windows with the best practices, you might actually be doing more harm than good. For example, it’s suggested that you use just a mild soap or cleaner and use a soft cloth or squeegee to clean and remove all moisture from the window. It’s important to avoid abrasive cleaners and materials because it can deteriorate the glass; this could lead to a shorter lifespan down the line.